Hijarbie – Barbie Gets A Muslim Makeover
Published: Feb 10, 2016
Barbie doll has undergone a lot of transformations, regarding different skin tones and body types. But this time its totally different, Barbie has appeared as “Hijarbie,” wearing the Muslim hijab.
24-year-old Nigerian medical science student Haneefa Adam has taken Instagram by storm since she began posting images of a hijab-wearing Barbie doll a few weeks ago.
Speaking to CNN, Ms Adam said:
“I thought I had not seen Barbie dressed in a hijab before so I decided to open an Instagram account and dressed Barbie up in the clothes that I made. I thought it was really important for a doll to be dressed like how I would be.”
Adam came across the Barbie Style Instagram page and decided to post her own photos with her Barbie wearing clothes she had made.
“It has roots in my religion and cultural identity,” she added.
“The way Barbie dresses is very skimpy and different and there’s nothing wrong with it. I just wanted to give another option for Muslim girls like me.”