The brand released a line of Inspirational Women dolls that includes Katherine Johnson, Frida Kahlo, and Amelia Earhart. Now they've added two more historic figures to the mix: Rosa Parks and Sally Ride. The new dolls are available for pre-order from the Barbie Mattel website.
Along with these historic women, there is also a line of women today nicknamed "Sheroes" that includes actors, artists, activists, and women with jobs in male-dominated industries. Barbie has always been inspirational in her ability to take on a multitude of jobs, but the brand is continuing to spread the important message of women empowerment.
Inspiring Women Series — Katherine Johnson (Barbie, $30)
This important line of dolls features women in history that shouldn't be overlooked. Katherine Johnson was integral to sending the first man into space, and the movie Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, told her life story. Now there is a doll for little girls to learn about the important calculations and science that Johnson proved.
Inspiring Women Series — Amelia Earhart (Barbie, $30)
Another brave inspiration is renowned pilot Amelia Earhart, who was the first woman to fly by herself across the Atlantic Ocean. Ultimately, the pioneer was lost after an attempt to fly around the entire world. There are endless theories about what could have happened to her, but no real answer. Either way, her determination inspired pilots from then on to face their fears.
Inspiring Women Series — Frida Kahlo (Barbie, $30)
Frida Kahlo is recognized for being a brilliant artist; her self-portraits and use of vibrant colors characterize her unique style. The artist embraced real women and experiences, and despite facing multiple hardships throughout her life rose above and created stunning works. For young aspiring artists, this doll is a must-have.
Inspiring Women Series — Sally Ride (Barbie, $31)
The first American woman to go to space, Sally Ride, is also an absolute boss. Aspiring astronauts, especially women in science, have looked up to her, so it only makes sense that she also be added to the collection. This doll is also available for pre-order.