August 2019

Barbie Adds Rosa Parks and Sally Ride to Inspiring Women Series

In honor of Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, Mattel announced the new additions to their all-women series. . Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks and the first American female astronaut Sally Ride will now be available as barbies. . Each of the dolls are sculpted as close to the likenesses of their "real-life counterparts" as possible and feature educational background information and a quote. According to Mattel, their Inspiring Women Series is meant to “pay tribute to incredible heroines.”. The Inspiring Women Series pays tribute to incredible heroines – courageous women who paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before. We're humbled to welcome two new role models into this important collection, Mattel, via statement. The series was originally launched in March 2018, and features women such as Amelia Earhart, Katherine Johnson and Frida Kahlo.