Less than a year ago, I wrote ‘You’re No Barbie Doll‘, which is about body-positivity, and how factors such as the media and Barbie can play a major role in the development of self-esteem in young girls. For example, Barbie’s impossible to achieve physical proportions, and lack of diversity, said a lot about society’s perception of the ideal body type — sadly this message can speak loudly to the conscious of women, both young and old.
Now let’s be honest, Barbie really isn’t a big deal in the scheme of things, but their recent change says a lot about the power of our voices. Mattel heard our concerns and has released a Barbie collection that is inclusive of women of all skin tones, body types, heights, hair textures, shoe sizes, personalities, styles, and more.
Each and every girl in this video was able to play with a doll they felt looked like them or someone they knew. They could relate and use their imagination with something they could identify, a liberty that I didn’t have growing up.
This is just a small piece to a large puzzle of awareness, change, and acceptance of women of all types. I’m excited to see what happens next, and how this next generation of young girls will benefit from this latest #BarbieEvolutotion.
Don’t judge me if I pick up this curvy fashionista!Until Next Time,