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Hijab Barbie 2017

Barbie Finally Introduced a Hijab-Wearing Doll, and It's Inspired by This Athlete

Though we've seen hijab-wearing dolls in the past (hijarbi, to name one), a doll donning a hijab has yet to come from a major international brand...until now.

In an unprecedented move, American toy-giant Mattel has announced the launch of a hijab wearing Barbie, and it's inspired by Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who competed in the last Olympic games while wearing a hijab.

According to Mattel, the Barbie will first be available next spring in Australia, and will initially only be sold online.

Ibtihaj, who was the recipient of praise from around the world for being the first American to wear a hijab at the Olympics, called the doll "a childhood dream" in a Tweet she wrote shortly after the announcement.

According to CNN, "the Shero line, which launched in 2015, includes dolls based on prominent women such as Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, model Ashley Graham, ballerina Misty Copeland, director Ava DuVernay and actress Zendaya."

It's an historic moment for the company, and for girls around the world!

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