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Meet Hijarbie, The Mini Hijab-Wearing Fashionista

24-year-old Haneefah Adam of Nigeria, wasn’t seeing any Barbies dressed in the same way she did — wearing modest clothing that covers the body. So she started an Instagram  account, called Hijarbie where she showcases Barbie in a variety of hand-sewn modest outfits and hijabs.

“I want to inspire the Muslim girl. It’s about having a doll that looks like her, that represents her own cultural and religious background” 

“It’s important to create a sense of value in the Muslim child, especially the girl child,” Adam told Mic. “They become more confident, more driven, they believe more in themselves, which leads to an appreciation of herself and her modest lifestyle and upbringing. Instead of dressing up her dolls in clothes she wouldn’t wear, hijabifying it will create a sense of belonging and hopefully make a positive impact." 

Barbie gets a makeover

The politically correct culture in this country is out of control. If you don’t like Barbie, then don’t buy it. It’s pretty simple. 
Sam Adams

I don’t understand why some people are so negative about this change. Mattel is just producing more variety with its dolls. I think it’s great.
Stef Sears

Barbie dolls will come in several new body types and a variety of skin tones, Mattel announced last week. What do you think about these changes? Check out more reader comments, then share your view.    

How is Barbie going to talk about finally diversifying barbie dolls and ask a panel of little white girls about what they thought about the diversity of mostly white barbie dolls representing what they thought were diverse barbies? Like seriously? Gayle did right when she said they should have had at least one little black girl on that panel. White America love throwing us a bone.