Blog posts by Akaila Cabell

Barbie’s got a Brand New Bag

barbie(and body shape…and hair type…and skin color…and career…)

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 21-27), this post pays homage to a cultural icon that’s getting a makeover.

Tall. Thin. Perfectly straight hair. Glamorous clothes. These are the things I think about when I reminisce about playing with Barbie as a child. Frankly, I never had very much interest in her. I loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and G.I. Joes. However, my older sister LOVED her, and as many of us know, what the older sister wants, goes. So, I reluctantly played with that glamorous doll, and as a child I could never express what it was about her that I didn’t like.
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