Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad made history in 2016 when she became the first member of the U.S. Olympic team to compete in hijab.
Now as part of their Shero, Mattel has modeled a new Barbie after the Olympian complete with her hijab.
Muhammad, who played with Barbie as a child, explained that she and her sisters had sewn hijab for their dolls.
“Barbie is every kind of woman now, and that’s why it’s so exciting to be a part of this journey with Barbie,” Ashley Graham (who has her own Barbie) told Muhammad during the event at Glamour Women of the Year Summit 2017.
Thank you @Mattel for announcing me as the newest member of the @Barbie Shero family! The Barbie Shero Program recognizes women who break boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls and I am so excited to join this incredible group of women. I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true 😭💘 #shero
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