Ibtihaj Muhammad, U.S. Olympian and 1st Muslim female medalist has a barbie

If you don’t think it’s important for everyone to see images of themselves represented positively, you are dead wrong.

Thanks to Mattel, little muslim girls who wear a hijab are seeing that Ibtihaj Muhammad, U.S. Olympian and 1st Muslim female medalist, now has a barbie. And, they’re probably saying, ‘she looks like me!’

In her Instagram post Muhammad writes:

“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

Yes, you certainly are a #Shero that’s spreading that #BlackGirlMagic. Yes, representation matters.

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