• Mattel Needs to Offer Barbie Party Favors for Girls of All Colors

    I happened to come across a link to a story about a mother of a soon-to-be five year-old who was on the hunt for Barbie party favors that favored her daughter. Even though Mattel has been manufacturing Barbie dolls of color for a few decades now, it doesn’t mean that all of the Barbie products and items have girls of color in mind. Fortunately, the internet has allowed for consumers such as this distraught mother to voice their frustration with the lack of availability for girls of color -specifically her little brown girl.

    It makes me hopeful that our world will one day be structured in such a way where no one will ever be excluded. It’s about time that we celebrate our diversity which is what makes this country truly one of a kind. Maybe Mattel will lead the way for other brands to realize that excluding one group is really excluding lots of people and its not a smart business move. Onwards and upwards.

    April 9, 2013 • Beauty News, Kids • Views: 4158

  • Bald Barbie for Cancer!!!!

    Bald Barbie for Cancer Ignites a Facebook Movement!

    I was skimming through my beauty blogs when I came across an article about a movement on Facebook for Mattel to create a bald Barbie that would be specifically for those fighting cancer or dealing with someone who has cancer. I LOVE the idea of a special bald Barbie. I think it would be a great tool for young girls dealing with the disease as well as for grown women fighting cancer. It’s also a self-esteem boosting tool for daughters, sisters, nieces, cousins, mothers and friends of those with cancer or cancer survivors. Currently, the Facebook campaign has nearly 17,000 likes and is certainly growing minute by minute. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this time next year, there will be a new Barbie devoted to the women around the world fighting cancer!

    January 13, 2012 • Beauty News, Kids • Views: 731