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6 Trailblazing Women Immortalized Into Barbie Dolls

The original Barbie doll has set unrealistic and limiting beauty standards. In this day and age, Barbie’s manufacturer, Mattel has grown to be more inclusive and has collaborated with inspiring successful women from around the globe. Finally, the idols and real women we can look up to, we chose 6 that have inspired us…

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Louloua El Ezzah

Louloua El Ezzah is the first ever Saudi woman to get her own Barbie doll. She is a professional chef and was awarded her own Barbie doll in 2019 in commemoration of Barbie’s 60th anniversary.

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Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad is an entrepreneur, activist, speaker and Olympic medalist in fencing. A 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist and World Champion, in 2016, Ibtihaj became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in hijab and is also the first ever hijabi athlete to have her own Barbie doll.

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Frida Kahlo

Kahlo was a Mexican painter best known for her uncompromising and brilliantly colored self-portraits that deal with such themes as identity, the human body, and death. A feminist, Frida was immortalized as a Barbie doll by Mattel in 2018.

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is iconic and inspiring for her work as an American poet, memoirist, and actress whose several volumes of autobiography explore the themes of economic, racial, and sexual oppression. Her Barbie doll comes with a mini version of her 1969 autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving first lady of the United States. Roosevelt campaigned for women’s right in America and on an international scale.

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Lena Mahfouf

Famous French influencer and vlogger recently got herself a Barbie doll. The awesome French content creator is wearing a yellow power pant suit with a fabulous hairdo.

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