The First Official Barbie With Hijab Released

Ngebray.com,- Meet the first official hijab-wearing Barbie doll. She’s based on Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. Ibtihaj rose to fame at the 2016 Rio Olympics becoming the first US woman to compete in a headscarf. She went on to win a bronze medal. The doll is part of a range of figures modelled on inspirational women. So what’s all the fuss about?

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Barbie’s hijab-wearing iteration comes with full fencing gear. Ibtihaj said, “For those people who didn’t believe in me, this Barbie doll is for you.”