First hijab-wearing Barbie based on Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad


“I’m proud to know that little girls who wear hijab and, just as powerfully, those who don’t, can play with a Barbie who chooses to wear a headscarf.”

First hijab-wearing Barbie based on Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

Growing up in New Jersey, the Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad used to fashion tiny hijabs out of tissues to wrap around the heads of her Barbie dolls so they’d look more like her and her sisters.


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