Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Just Got Her Very Own Barbie

Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Just Got Her Very Own Barbie

Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Just Got Her Very Own Barbie

"Today I'm proud to know that little girls who wear hijab and, just as powerfully, those who don't can play with a Barbie who chooses to wear a headscarf", she said. The prototype of the novelty was another pioneer in their field - 31-year-old American fencer-sablistka Ebtihag Muhammad, which in 2016 became the first American woman competing at the Olympic games in a hijab.

As part of Mattel's effort to make its collection of dolls more diverse, they added a doll in their "Sheroes" collection modelled after US Olympic fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad. The doll wears a fencing outfit and hijab - a first for Barbie. This series of dolls pushing for the recognition of women who violate the boundaries and inspiring the next generation of girls.

"I don't know if you can tell, but I'm so excited!"

Mattel say the doll will be available to buy next year. Now, she's making history again by teaming up with Mattel to create a Barbie designed after her.

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"She's a Barbie who is strong enough to wield a giant sabre and dedicated enough to spend years working her way to an Olympic medal".

The unveiling of the latest Barbie Shero was made at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year LIVE Summit and the doll will go on sale in 2018. "To be included in this conversation is very humbling and I'm over the moon about this whole thing".

Muhammad's face lit up when she saw her Barbie replica, identical to her down to the fencing uniform and white hijab. Like Graham before her, Muhammad made sure the doll represented her in body shape and in her makeup. I'm also really big into eyeliner.

"A lot of people don't believe that Muslim women have voices, or that we participate in sports", Muhammad said, according to Fowler's report. "But also have kids who aren't Muslim, who don't wear a hijab, to also have the opportunity to play with a doll that wears a hijab". "I feel like we're just shattering all the little glass ceilings".

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