As we all know, with the upcoming premiere of his live actionthe trend of Barbie It is stronger than ever and one of the things that all the girls who were fans of this beautiful doll have made us remember is the great diversity that it has implemented for many years.
In other words, all the girls in the world could identify with Barbie, since even with her characteristic blonde hair and light skin tone, there were models that identified all, or almost all, races.
Unlike the Disney princesses, with the launch, in 2009, of Tiana as the protagonist of the film Princess and the FrogFor example, in 1969, Barbie launched the first African-American model that corresponded to the name of Christie and, since then, she has been one of the best friends of the classic Barbie.
Recently, we saw that in Greta Gerwig’s film, actress Issa Rae will give life to President Barbie. In this way, the filmmaker takes us to Barbieland, where there is inclusion and the issue of racism has no place.
Recently, the case of Anne Bellize, an 11-year-old girl from Nova Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who did not feel identified with the original doll due to her brown skin and hair type, went viral.
However, her perspective changed when she received a doll with the same color as her skin and the same type of hair, for which she was fascinated and could not stop just playing with her beloved doll, as she took it as inspiration to empower herself in the face of the controversy. racist that exists today.
As a special way to capture this significant moment for Anne, she decided to dress up as her favorite doll and pose for a photo shoot as an Afro-descendant Barbie. In this way, she showed her country and the whole world that beauty does not lie in a single skin color, nor in height or weight, much less in hair.
This event became so viral on social networks that in his native country it has been very successful and even national television channels and newspapers in Brazil have shared the innovative and creative idea of Anne and the photographer Aquino.
In addition to this, Anne’s mother, Mrs. Vanessa de Santos Ferreira de Souza, decided to personalize Anne’s class notebooks with the photos taken of her, which generated many positive comments and unanimous approval.
In this way, like Anne, throughout the world, for 64 years, thousands of girls have been able to feel included in the world of Barbie.