Barbie Dolls You Need to Celebrate International Women’s Month

This is for all the collectors, doll re-painters, casual doll enthusiasts, and parents out there who want to buy a great doll for their kid! Mattel has been running the industry for decades with the best-selling doll of all time, Barbie, a.k.a. Barbara Millicent Roberts, a.k.a. the women with a million jobs and who gets the bag regularly.

A couple of years ago, Mattel struck gold with their more inclusive dolls, featuring Barbies in wheelchairs, as well as Barbies with different body types, height variations, different hair types and hairstyles, etc, which has made more people feel seen by the company.

Mattel also has hit it out of the park when it comes to portraying real women who have changed the world. Here are a few dolls you definitely need!

 

 

Eleanor Roosevelt- Former First Lady of the United States; activist, diplomat and political figure

 

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Katherine Johnson – Mathematician and one of the women who helped NASA. Her skills led to the first successful space flights and those thereafter.

 

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Maya Angelou – poet, memoirist, and civil rights advocate

 

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Rosa Parks – Civil rights advocate, also known as “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”

 

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Gabby Douglas – Gymnast and the first woman of color and African-American Woman to win the title of All-Around Champion at the Olympics in 2012

 

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Zendaya – Actress, singer, producer, And all-around baddie!

 

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Yuan Yuan Tan – Ballerina and Principal Dancer at the San Francisco Ballet

 

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Chloe Kim – Snowboarder and the youngest woman to win an Olympic gold medal for snowboarding in 2018

 

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Ibtihaj Muhammad – Saber Fencer and the first Muslim woman to wear her hijab while competing and winning a medal for the American team  in 2016

 

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Ashley Graham – Model and body positivity activist. She was the first size 16 model to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated

 

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