Ever since it was first introduced in the year 1959, Barbie dolls have been luring the world with its ravishing endowments, with long blonde hair, blue eyes and a skinny figure with pretty colourful dresses.
In its presence that spans decades, many times the brand has admirably extended its efforts towards inspiring people and conveying a strong message in easy terms.
With Barbie dolls of different body shapes and different skin tones, the brand has supported the cause of women empowerment and acceptance of a diverse population.
An integral form of this is the concept of ‘Barbie Sheroes’ that began in 2015.
Concept Of Barbie Sheroes
With its notion of ‘Barbie Sheroes’, the American doll manufacturer aims at honouring women globally.
The women, who come from all walks of life and have a story that holds the potential to inspire many, are felicitated with a one-of-a-kind (OOAK) Barbie doll modelled especially after them.
These OOAK role model dolls have been introduced for the sake of bringing to light the stories of aspiring women who fought all the odds of their lives and shined brightly.
Barbie Sheroes Of India
It’s a matter of sheer pride that there have been OOAK dolls dedicated to Indian women as well.
In the series of Indian Sheroes honoured by a Barbie doll, Dipa Karmakar is the first name. Dipa Karmakar is the first Indian female gymnast who competed in the Olympic Games and also the first Indian female artistic gymnast who won a gold medal at a global event.
Dipa was honoured with a Barbie doll inspired by her on March 9, 2019, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Barbie, amongst several other women from all across the world.
Recently, on the International Day of Girl Child that falls on October 11, 2020, Barbie celebrated the achievements of Indian para-badminton champion Manasi Joshi and felicitated her with a Barbie doll with her resemblance.
On this, Manasi Joshi said, “It is an honour to be recognized as a Role Model by Barbie. Year-on-year, the brand has been celebrating women who break boundaries and celebrate the struggle and hard work that goes behind them. It makes me proud to be in this league and to be celebrated by having a Barbie doll modelled after me. I believe education around diversity and inclusion should start at a very early age, and having dolls modelled after individuals from all walks of life will surely help young girls look up to these role models and believe that they can truly be anything they want on and off the field.“
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