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Barbie has a whole new look this Black History Month and it’s all thanks to Shiona Turini, the costume designer for Lena Waithe’s Queen and Slim. Within the past few months, Mattel has been making more efforts to be inclusive by releasing Barbies with vitiligo, alopecia and prosthetic legs. The celebrity stylist collaborated with Barbie […]
Barbie has been a household name for over six decades now. For much of that time, the doll represented a feminine, Eurocentric beauty standard that was not diverse like its young female fanbase. But in recent years, parent company Mattel has steadily been working to make Barbie’s brand more inclusive by increasing representation of race, […]
Yara Shahidi and Naomi Osaka are among the 20 new faces in Barbie’s “Sheroes” collection of dolls honoring inspiring women in celebration of the company’s 60th anniversary.
Famed NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures” by Taraji P. Henson, joins 16 other women in getting the Barbie doll treatment to celebrate International Women’s Day. Mattel has announced the release of 17 new Barbie dolls — including 14 one-of-a-kind dolls that are styled after modern-day role models for its “Shero” […]
Mattel recently released a Game Developer Barbie in efforts to break gender stereotypes in the STEM industry; but one thing the toy company failed to do was feature the doll in different ethnicities. The only available option was a White doll with red hair. After noticing this while picking up a doll for his wife who is a Black game developer, Marcus Montgomery was prompted to come up with a solution of his own.
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbie’s got a brand new bod. Mattel, the maker of the iconic plastic doll, said it will begin selling Barbie with three new bodies — curvy, tall, and petite. The doll will also be available in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. The El Segundo, California, […]
It was just a few hours earlier today that we announced that Mattel put its Ava DuVernay Barbie doll on sale today, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. “All my proceeds from #AvaBarbie will be sent from @Mattel to @ColorOfChange + @WitnessOrg. A fun way to support. xo!” is what Ava tweeted out […]
So excited to honor @Zendaya with a one-of-a-kind doll as she encourages girls to Raise Their Voices and to #BeSuper! pic.twitter.com/GEtTR9bayC — Barbie (@Barbie) September…
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