Barbie is the best selling doll of all time, and I remember being a child and playing with Barbies and thinking that they look nothing like me. I am not this stereotypical Barbie who has blonde hair, blue eyes and legs that are twigs wearing some sort of pink article of clothing. Well, now it's about damn time that there is finally a change! Mattel is introducing a line of Barbies that will be tall, curvy or petite, and all coming in a variety of skin tones and hair hair types.
Being a Hispanic girl with a curvy body I could not be happier to see this change. It is time that children start playing with dolls that look like the everyday people that they see walking down a street not just the "perfect ideal doll." I mean, come on, what child doesn't dream about the Barbie and Ken looks and relationship. They were like the original "goals" before that was even a thing.
It is time that children stop seeing the perfect doll and trying to look like her and learn that they are beautiful just the way that they are. The girls that do things like Pinterest their weddings, probably used to want to live the perfect Barbie life, and it is time that it has stopped. The world is full of girls of all shapes and colors that are absolutely stunning, and now children will have the opportunity to play with dolls just like them. It is 2016, for crying out loud! It is about time that children feel accepted about the way that they look and know that they are beautifully unique just how they are .
The world is full of diversity, and it is time that not every Barbie doll that kids play with are stick thin and blonde, it is time to redefine society for acceptance of all types of girls. What Mattel has decided to do is wonderful! This new group of Barbies are more realistic for the kids of this generation, when they are all placed together they are more to look like a regular group of girlfriends that are fierce and strong. They look like any typical person's friend group, all unique and different, yet beautiful in their own way.
I think this is something that should have been brought into stores years ago! I think it could have helped played a large impact on women today that grew up playing with the perfect blond-haired, blue-eyed doll. But, I guess that it's better late than never.
So, if you are a mom, aunt, grandparent, dad, whatever you may be to a young child, go out and buy one of these new Barbies when they come out and show your children that there are so many different types of girls out there and to love yourself just how you are!