New Bar­bie has a hi­jab

Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS -

THE maker of Bar­bie says it will sell a doll mod­eled af­ter Ibti­haj Muham­mad, an Amer­i­can fencer who com­peted in last year’s Olympics while wear­ing a hi­jab.

Mat­tel says the doll will be avail­able on­line next spring.

The doll is part of the Bar­bie “Shero” line that hon­ours women who break bound­aries.

Past dolls have in­cluded gym­nast Gabby Dou­glas and Selma di­rec­tor Ava DuVer­nay.

Muham­mad said on Twit­ter that she was proud that young peo­ple will be able to play with “a Bar­bie who chooses to wear hi­jab!”

Muham­mad, the first Amer­i­can to com­pete at the Olympics while wear­ing a hi­jab, won a bronze medal.

Ibti­haj Muham­mad and the Bar­bie doll mod­elled af­ter her.

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