On Monday (Nov. 13) Mattel unveiled a Barbie created in Muhammad’s likeness, becoming the first Barbie to ever don a Hajib. The 31-year-old athlete was over the moon while holding her doll at Glamour’s Women of The Year Summit calling it “childhood dream come true”.

 

Thank you @Mattel for announcing me as the newest member of the @Barbie  family! I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true 😭💘 

 

In the past, Mattel has been called out for creating dolls that were considered too sexualized for children and  recently combated the criticism by creating a line modeled after inspirational women. Some women included Ava DuVernay and Zendaya.

“When I think about my own journey, me being a Muslim girl involved in the sport of fencing, there were people who made me feel like I didn’t belong,” Muhammad said.”For all those people who didn’t believe in me, this Barbie doll is for you.”

Good Job, Mattel

Article Appeared @https://www.vibe.com/2017/11/mattel-unveils-its-first-ever-hijab-wearing-barbie/

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