3 reasons to buy Barbie-Curvy, Petite and Tall. Move over DocMcMuffins! I am going to buy my daughter a Mattel doll.When I was growing up I played with Mattel dolls they weren’t petite they were tall, skinny and white.
As I grew up and started to look at racial disparities I saw studies that suggested that Black children who played with White dolls had self-esteem issues, I started to look at the Barbie I played with differently and I vowed that my daughter would only play with African-American dolls. I didn’t want her to have self-esteem issues due to a Barbie Doll.
But now in 2016, Mattel announced 3 reasons to buy Barbie-Curvy, Petite and Tall as well as different shades, and cute more modest outfits.
[bctt tweet=”My daughter is petite and I can tell you the pain of growing up petite so I am elated there is a African-American petite doll. Mattel finally got it right but why did it take so long? While it could be because of heated new criticism, there will no criticism coming from here Mattel.#Thedollevolves”]
In a statement on Nydailynews.com, “they stated the more realistic shapes become available at Barbie.com on Thursday. They were crafted under the top-secret “Project Dawn” initiate over the past two years.
3 reasons to buy Barbie-Curvy, Petite and Tall
According to Barbie.com, girls everywhere now have infinitely more ways to play out their stories and spark their imagination through Barbie. Along with more overall diversity, we proudly add three new body types to out line. #Thedollevolves
As we know Barbie launched a commercial where a boy was seen playing with a Barbie Doll so I wonder if the next doll on “Project Dawn” will be a boy doll wearing girls clothing only time will tell right?
To find out more and how to pre-order your purchase visit www.barbie.com.
Also check out another awesome blog post by my BLM Girl @curvyfashionista.com
I am pre-ordering mine are you going to do the same?