Barbie lately has done everything to get out of its scheme of Paris Hilton; woman-blonde-white-skinny. Thus, the toymaker Mattel unveiled a new range of dolls dubbed ‘Fashionistas’, which come in a variety of body types and seven different skin tones. This road continues to open new frontiers with the ‘ Hijarbie ‘.
The Hijarbie busting networks
Adam Haneefah now a blogger and medical science 24 – year-old from Nigeria, has taken the new doll, and has decided to go a step further by creating a Barbie with hijab, or as she calls it , the Hijarbie. Adam explains that the idea came across a page style Barbie, coupled with the desire to see the doll dressed like her.
The Hijarbie is the first of its kind, something that Adam is aware, and the message of inclusion that comes with it. In his own words he is filling a gap, hoping to create a positive awareness towards Muslim women. Hijarbie wants to be a source of inspiration that manages to create an alternative. And that is when it comes to helping a child’s self – esteem, have toys that look like you, can be helpful.
Adam also emphasizes how life in the twenty – first century can be psychologically difficult at times, which makes it more important to identify with our cultural heritage. Talking about the issue of representation of Muslim women in the mainstream of culture West, Adam says that Muslim women are fashion conscious, and this is reflected in the way in which some fashion Muslim bloggers have taken center of this scenario in recent years, showing the world that style can match faith, as demonstrated interesting series of episodes of Modest Street Fashion.
Apparently, the answer to Hijarbie has been overwhelmingly positive. It has caused a hit with parents, and the older girls say they would have liked these dolls when they were small. But where it is petando hijarbie is certainly in social networks.
Since joining Instagram seven weeks ago, the Hijarbie has gained almost 5,000 followers. As for the future, Adam says he hopes the creation of the hijab for dolls, one day I can become a profitable business.