Fun Fact Friday – Hijarbie

Did you know Barbie (the doll!) has a hijab-wearing cousin, Hijarbie?

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She’s an alternative role model for young girls, created by Nigerian medical student Haneefa Adam. Adam created Hijarbie after seeing the Barbie Style Instagram Account. She wanted to create an option for Muslim girls like her.

Why Is This Important?

Hijarbie represents Muslim identity to the world and helps correct some misconceptions.

Sources:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/08/fashion/hijarbie-nigeria-student/

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