Mattel has unveiled a new Barbie created in honor of Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.
The one-of-a-kind doll fashioned in her likeness makes her the newest inductee into the Barbie “Shero” series.
According to Mattel, the “Sheroes” program was created to honor women who break boundaries.
Muhammed-who was on Time Magazine’s 2015 list of “100 Most Influential People” also has her own clothing line.
The new doll, which is the first Barbie to wear a hijab, will be available starting in 2018.
Thank you @Mattel for announcing me as the newest member of the @Barbie Shero family! The Barbie Shero Program recognizes women who break boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls and I am so excited to join this incredible group of women. I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true 😭💘 #shero