Ibtihaj Muhammad is an Olympic fencer who will have a Barbie doll created in her likeness. Mattel is creating the doll as part of their "Shero" line of dolls honoring those women who inspire others. As part of the line, a one-of-a-kind doll is created and auctioned off to a charity of the "Shero's" choice.
Ibtihaj's doll is unique as it will be the first doll Mattel has made wearing a hijab. Mattel says that “Ibtihaj continues to inspire women and girls everywhere to break boundaries.” While she says that the doll is "a dream come true."
Thank you @Mattel for announcing me as the newest member of the @Barbie #Shero family! 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 pic.twitter.com/py7nbtb2KD— Ibtihaj Muhammad (@IbtihajMuhammad) November 13, 2017
We are so excited to honor @IbtihajMuhammad with a one-of-a-kind #Barbie doll! Ibtihaj continues to inspire women and girls everywhere to break boundaries. #Shero #YouCanBeAnything #GlamourWOTY pic.twitter.com/oV0e6ClgL6— Barbie (@Barbie) November 13, 2017