Mattel about to launch first Barbie that wears a hijab

Barbie is going to sport a new fashion accessory in 2018 – the hijab.

As part of Mattel's "Shero" line, which includes Barbies inspired by role models such as Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and director Ava DuVernay, the hijab will be part of the wardrobe for the Barbie based on Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. Muhammed was the first athlete to wear a hijab while competing in the Olympics, and she's proud to have inspired this new addition to the Barbie lineup.

Thank you @Mattel for announcing me as the newest member of the @Barbie #Shero family! I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true