breaking news

Body of missing kayaker found at Georgia lake

The Buzz

The Buzz blog features Atlanta celebrities, filming news and interesting people and events around town.

Mattel announces Ibtihaj Muhammad doll, the first Barbie to wear a hijab


Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is quite a doll - literally. She's thrilled to have inspired a Barbie in her likeness, and especially proud that the doll will be the first Barbie to wear a hijab. "This is a childhood dream come true," she posted. The doll is part of the "She-ro" line.

"We are so excited to honor Ibtihaj Muhammad with a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll!" Mattel posted. "Ibtihaj continues to inspire women and girls everywhere to break boundaries."

MORE: Ibtihaj Muhammad on having to remove hijab at SXSW

Ibtihaj Muhammad discusses hijab controversy on "Ellen" visit

An Olympic bronze medalist who was the first woman to wear a hijab while representing the United States at the Olympics, Muhammad was in Atlanta last year for "Make History with Ibtihaj: Atlanta Muslim Election Rally,” a voter turnout rally. As AJC religion writer Shelia Poole reported at the time , the event was hosted by the Georgia Muslim Voter Project, I-PAC Georgia, the Muslim Mix and the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

OTHER RETAIL NEWS: This Atlanta-area small business tops eBay's trending list

This Georgia-based fast food chain is tops with teens

 


Reader Comments ...


About the Author

Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for accessAtlanta.com.