A diverse range of new Barbie dolls has been released, including a doll with no hair and a doll with the skin condition vitiligo. Since its debut in 1959, the iconic fashion doll now comes with a range of different body types, hairstyles and skin tones, to “better reflect the world girls see today”. We spoke to two women about what it means to them to see themselves represented.
"Do you see me suffering?”
Artist Crystal Kay creates dolls with vitiligo, birthmarks, and albinism, proving skin is beautiful.
The Arkansas boy with vitiligo thinks his new friend in Oregon could use a few more spots on his back. Otherwise he's perfect.
"They say your body is a canvas, I'm just painted differently."
Two words: sparkly camouflage.
I was 30 years old when I started to disappear, each day a little more ― piece by piece. At first it didn’t bother me that