Model Adwoa Aboah Is Turned Into A Barbie For International Women’s Day
Honouring the model of the moment.
Barbie has taken on many roles throughout the years; an astronaut, a doctor and even the President. This year, to celebrate Barbie’s 60th anniversary and perfectly timed with International Women’s Day on March 8, the owners of Barbie, Mattel, have named 20 inspirational women from scientists to journalists to be one of Mattel’s 2019 Barbie ‘Shero’ dolls. Because why should celebrating women be confined to just one day?
Up there on the list is 26-year-old British model and activist, Adwoa Aboah, who is the perfect woman to be awarded the honor. As well as making a name for herself on the catwalks, Aboah is the founder of Gurls Talk, an online community for young women to discuss openly and without judgment, issues surrounding mental health, education, self-care, and relationships.
Aboah’s ‘Shero’ has not one but two looks which represent her two sides in both activism and fashion. Staying true to her individual style, her ‘Shero’ features a shaved head, freckled complexion, and tattoos.
Based on the outfit she wore when she picked up the British Fashion Council Model of the Year 2017 Award, Aboah’s doll wears a tribute to the Michael Halpern dress, a Stephen Jones Millinery for Halpern turban, and Christian Louboutin shoes.
The alternative casual look for the ‘Shero’ is a laid back Gurls Talk t-shirt teamed with a leopard print skirt.
In light of Barbie’s recent campaign to ‘Close the Dream Gap’ and allow girls all over the world to strive to reach their potential, Aboah said in a statement:
“I want to help close the Dream Gap, so that girls don't have to question if they are smart or brave, and have no limits placed on their capabilities by society. I believe by working together we can encourage girls to find their authentic voices and that we can have an impact on the world for the next generation of girls. Through my work with Gurls Talk and partnership with Barbie, I hope we can inspire girls to try to change the world around them, through acts big or small.”