Bar­bie gets body pos­i­tive

Sunday World - - Life -

Di­ver­sity cel­e­brated

Bar­bie has also heeded the call to be more in­clu­sive of races, body shapes and ill­nesses.

A short search on­line shows that Can­cer Bar­bie is avail­able lo­cally.

To cel­e­brate body pos­i­tiv­ity the com­pany cre­ated a model in the im­age of Ash­ley Gra­ham – a plus-size body pos­i­tive model – but as a gift to Gra­ham.

The call to sell the doll to the pub­lic saw a host of curvy fig­ures be­ing cre­ated.

Curvy Ar­tic­u­lated it is called, in all shades.

The com­pany fur­ther cel­e­brates di­ver­sity by sell­ing the mini fenc­ing cham­pion Ibti­haj Muham­mad decked in a scarf as a role model Bar­bie.

Join­ing her is, among oth­ers, Frida Kahlo and box­ing champ Ni­cola Adams.

There is also the Har­lem Col­lec­tion, which is yet to be sold in SA. These dolls cel­e­brate es­pe­cially black pa­trons of the arts like Madam Lavinia, pic­tured be­low, and Selma DuPar James.

Curvy Bar­bie cel­e­brates big girls.

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