Mattel is honoring Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad with her own Barbie. The “Shero” doll is modeled after the olympians fencing uniform, which includes an all-white hijab. This is a historic moment for Barbie and Mattel. In an official press release, Mattel’s VP of Global Marketing shares the joy behind the doll’s reveal:
“Barbie is celebrating Ibtihaj not only for her accolades as an Olympian, but for embracing what makes her stand out. Ibtihaj is an inspiration to countless girls who never saw themselves represented and by honoring her story, we hope this doll reminds them that they can be and do anything.”
Fans will be able to purchase her ”Shero” doll early in 2018.