Barbie has been called many things in her day, but unfortunately, “inclusive” is not one of them. No matter whether Barbie is becoming an astronaut or a teacher or living in Malibu, she always looks pretty much the same: huge boobs, tiny waist, and long, straight hair.
One group in Georgia is setting out to change that. A small circle of African-American women who meet regularly at the town’s library have decided to give Barbie dolls a makeover, and hand them out to girls in the neighborhood. The new dolls will have hair that is curly and au naturel.
Group member Jennifer Henderson told the Ledger-Enquirer that the reason they decided to make the dolls is that, “We wanted to show the girls that basically, it’s okay the way God made you.”