Toy company Mattel, last week launched a new line of diverse Barbie dolls including a doll with vitiligo. The collection, which also includes a doll with no hair, a prosthetic limb and a wheel chair, is part of the fashionista range, which aims to promote diversity and celebrate the importance of inclusivity.
The vitiligo community became aware of the vitiligo doll in 2019, when the news circulated that Mattel was planning to create a doll with white patches and so when the doll finally hit the shops and became available online, naturally all those within the community couldn’t wait to purchase the first ever toy that looked like them and represented them in such an empowering way.
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