From hotpants to full-length dress, from short tops to colorful headscarves, the Hijab-wearing Barbie is the new Instagram star.
The transformation of Barbie has come a long way. Challenging the long-held white and slender version, Barbie now comes in variety of skin tones and different body types. However, this Hijab-wearing Barbie is making rounds lately on Instagram.
Hijarbie, the hijab-wearing Barbie, has become an Instagram star with 79.7K followers. The account is owned by a Nigerian medical scientist, Haneefa Adam, who started posting the hijab-wearing Barbie images a few weeks ago. The inspiration came after she wanted to make sure that the doll is dressed up the way she is, Haneefa told in an interview.
Haneefa is inspired to create a relatable role model for the Muslim girls and introduced Hijarbie as a ‘modest doll’. She has completed her Masters in Pharmacology.
With an overwhelming response to her dolls from all over the world, Haneefa wants to expand her account. She plans to introduce variety of color to her dolls.
Meanwhile, the account has received some negative comments and suggested that Muslim women are oppressed. Haneefa is determined to challenge this misconception and wanted to assert her identity as part of choice.
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