Barbie is no longer just a blonde bombshell with a dream house and corvette. Soon, Kids will be able to own a Barbie doll bearing the likeness of Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart or Katherine Johnson. How cool is that?
The dolls are part of Mattel’s new series called “Inspiring Women,” and will be available to children around the world, although there is not yet a firm release date for when they will hit shelves. Mattel has said each will come with educational information about the woman who inspired it.
Lisa McKnight, the senior vice president and general manager of Barbie, said “As a brand that inspires the limitless potential in girls, Barbie will be honoring its largest line up of role models timed to International Women’s Day, because we know that you can’t be what you can’t see. Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real life role models to remind them that they can be anything.”
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