Hello you crazy Adventurers! Here is one for all the fashion and beauty lovers!
In early 2019, Barbie announced their new diverse line of dolls with disabilities.
According to CNN, Mattel’s new barbie line is to “help fight the stigma would
disabilities” (CNN). This is beyond a major step in a huge direction to move the world
more accessible. Having a wheelchair, prosthetic legs, or an invisible disability. This says
to me that these characteristics are beautiful, fierce, and bold. When I was playing with
barbie as a child, I wondered why I was not blond, a blue eye, physically able. In turn, let
me question what beauty standards are in the world. I thought having any type of
disability was a weakness at one point in my life. Yet, In reality, it’s a strength to
embrace your uniqueness.
“As a brand, we can elevate the conversation around physical disabilities by including
them in our fashion doll line. To further a multiple-dimensional view of beauty and
fashion” Mattel said in [in the CNN statement].
This is an empowerment statement to communicate to other companies to embrace
diversity. As a society, we should consider a core component to any company. disability
shouldn't diverse measure to check off on the social corporate responsibility box. This is
a conversation that strives to improve the negative stigma of disabilities and beauty
Source: CNN barbie article