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Adwoa Aboah Just Got Her Own Barbie

Presented to her by Edward Enninful.

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Adwoa Aboah Just Got Her Own Barbie

Presented to her by Edward Enninful.

Model and Gurls Talk founder Adwoa Aboah has just been awarded her own Barbie. As a part of Mattel‘s Barbie Shero initiative, the honor has previously been given to model Ashley Graham, dancer Misty Copeland, Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and Instagram‘s Eva Chen. The programme created by Mattel exists to highlight inspiring role models for the next generation, and tackles Barbie’s continuous commitment to closing the Dream Gap. According to Barbie, “Research has shown that starting at the age of five, many girls are less likely than boys to view their own gender as smart and begin to lose confidence in their own competence.”

As a part of the release, Barbie will donate one dollar from every doll sold in the U.S, which will be managed through Mattel’s Children’s Foundation. Adwoa Aboah was presented her Barbie a Dover Street Market by British Vogue‘s Edward Enninful, who presented the doll clad in the Halpern outfit Aboah wore when she accepted her Model of the Year prize at the 2017 Fashion Awards.
Adwoa Aboah Gets Her Own Barbie Shero Doll Release Reveal Edward Enninful Dover Street Market Launch Dream Gap Project Mattel Gurls Talk Charity

“I’m passionate about encouraging girls that they can be anything they want to be, and I’m honoured to be a Barbie Shero. I believe by working together we can encourage girls to find their authentic voices and that we can have an impact on the world for the next generation of girls.  Through my work with Gurls Talk and partnership with Barbie, I hope we can inspire girls to try to change the world around them, through acts big or small. I want to help close the Dream Gap, so that girls don’t have to question if they are smart or brave, and have no limits placed on their capabilities by society.”

Adwoa Aboah was awarded the Barbie Shero because of her commitment to discussing mental health, education, selfcare and more through her online community Gurls Talk, where she empowers women across the world. Take a look at the list of all the 2019 Barbie Shero recipients, and peep Adwoa’s Barbie in the gallery above.

Adwoa Aboah, Activist and Model, UK
Yara Shahidi, Actress, Model and Activist, USA
Naomi Osaka, Tennis Player, USA
Kelsea Ballerini, Singer and Songwriter, USA
Kristina Vogel, Cycling Champion, Germany
Dipa Karmakar, Gymnastics Champion, India
Chen Man, Visual Artist, China
Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Singer and Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, Africa
Melodie Robinson, Sports Journalist and Presenter, New Zealand
Karla Wheelock, Mountaineer, Writer and Lecturer, Mexico
Tessa Virtue, Ice Skater, Canada
Lisa Azuelos, Director, France
Eleni Antoniadou, NASA Scientist, Greece
Rosannna Marziale, Chef, Italy
Ita Buttrose, AO, OBE, Journalist and Editor, Australia
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Actress, Talk Show Host and Author, Japan
Mariana Costa Checa, Entrepreneur and Activist, Peru
Iwona Blecharczyk, Professional Truck Driver, Poland
Gülse Birsel, Columnist, Screenwriter and Actress, Turkey
Maya Gabeira, Big-Wave Surfer, Brazil
Lyasan Utiasheva, TV Show Host and Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion, Russia

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Life is mad and wonderful and I’m in total shock! So excited to finally share with you my very own @Barbie Shero doll today. Through my organisation @GurlsTalk and Barbie’s mission to close the Dream Gap, we have both been on journeys to empower girls to believe anything is possible and I’m thrilled to work with Barbie for her 60th Anniversary to share my story and the community we have nurtured on Gurls Talk. What an absolute honor to be awarded this because of all the work I do with Gurls Talk means even more. Mad love to everyone at Barbie and all the amazing artists who made my Doll (by hand). This is a dream come true!!!! My one of a kind doll is wearing the outfit I won model of the year In, another pivotal moment in my career The outfit is by my loves @HalpernStudio and @StephenJonesMillinery Shoes by @LouboutinWorld ♥ and a second outfit repping the love of my life Gurls Talk ♥ I CANT STOP SMILING! #MoreRoleModels #Shero #Barbie60 @BarbieStyle

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