Barbie’s Diverse New Line Features Doll With A Hearing Aid
This year, a new Fashionista line-up of Barbies is centered around diversity and inclusion. The line includes a doll with a prosthetic leg, a Ken doll with vitiligo, and a range of dolls with a variety of body types. Moving away from the original Barbie-body, new dolls will take different shapes and sizes. New Ken doll options also include dolls with rooted short hair and slender body types.
The updated range of dolls will be available in June 2022.
The line will also see the first Barbie with behind-the-ear hearing aids. The doll was developed with educational audiologist and hearing loss advocate Dr. Jen Richardson.
Dr. Richardson said she was “honored to have worked with Barbie”. The full 2022 Barbie Fashionista line will be available on shelves at Amazon, Target, and Walmart for $9.99 in June 2022.
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