It used to be that Barbie and Mattel were criticized for their lack of diversity, but in the past five years, they've truly come around.
Now, Barbie is one of the most diverse lines of dolls, with nearly every type of person represented. The Barbie Fashionista Dolls feature dolls with varying body sizes, hair types, abilities, and skin tones. Plus, last year Mattel released a line of gender non-conforming dolls called The Creatable World Dolls.
Not only is it important for Barbie and Mattel to feature a wide range of identities in its doll line, but also a strong feminist career line. The company has featured empowered women and career paths to give young children positive role models.
When Barbie posted its first photo of the doll with vitiligo, it became the most liked picture on its Instagram. So clearly there is a desire for different looks and identities. Now it's available for only $10 at retailers like Target or Amazon, and it comes with a dress, white shoes, and a black fanny pack.