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Barbie’s New ‘Inspiring Women’ Dolls For International Women’s Day Honors Modern Day Sheroes

Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and Katherine Johnson are part of Barbie's new series "The Inspiring Women." (Mattel)

Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and Katherine Johnson are part of Barbie’s new series “The Inspiring Women.” (Mattel)

In an effort to inspired more girls around the world and right on time for International Women’s Day (March 8), Barbie has released a new line of “Inspiring Women” dolls that come with educational information about them.

The 17 new Barbie dolls ( 14 modern and 3 historical figures) cost $29.99 each and they include the likeness of some of our modern day Sheroes including: Professional golfer Lorena Ochoa, journalist Martyna Wojciechowska, soccer player Sara Gama, actress and philanthropist Xiaotong Guan, ballerina Yuan Tan, fashion designer and entrepreneur Vicky MartinFilmmaker Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman Director), wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin, championship boxer Nicola Adams, windsurfer Çağla Kubat, chef Hélène Darroze, volleyball champion Hui Ruoqi, and designer and entrepreneur Leyla Piedayesh.

In addition to the modern-day Sheroes, Barbie also introduced dolls of three historical figures including: Aviator Amelia Earhart, artist Frida Kahlo, and mathematician Katherine Johnson (Hidden Figures Movie).

According to the Barbie website the line was “Designed to inspire young girls to explore their own limitless potential while learning about the incredible women who helped pave the way for them”. For more information visit the Barbie website at

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Frida Kahlo Barbie Doll 

Frida Khalo Barbie Doll

Amelia Earhart Barbie Doll 

amelia earhart barbie doll

Katherine Johnson Barbie Doll 

katherine johnson barbie doll

By Farrah Estrella

Farrah Estrella is an award winning Latina, plus size, fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. A native of the Dominican Republic, she was a previous writer for and has been the editor of the Estrella Fashion Report since 2012. Follow her on twitter at @FarrahEstrella and @EstrellaFReport

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