Over the past few days, a new campaign has been spreading like wildfire over the Internet — and that campaign is for the creation of ’Bald Barbie’.
The “Beautiful and Bald Barbie” Facebook page reads:
We would like to see a Beautiful and Bald Barbie made to help young girls who suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, Alopecia or Trichotillomania . Also, for young girls who are having trouble coping with their mother’s hair loss from chemo. Many children have some difficulty accepting their mother, sister, aunt, grandparent or friend going from a long haired to a bald.
Accessories such… as scarves and hats could be included. This would be a great coping mechanism for young girls dealing with hair loss themselves or a loved one. We would love to see a portion of proceeds go to childhood cancer research and treatment. Let’s get Mattel’s attention!
emails can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thus far the page has over 100,000 “Likes” and has received national media attention from organizations such as ABC News. [Another fun fact: Ellen DeGeneres "Liked" the page, so that's gotta' mean something! Right?!]
I wanted to share the link to their Facebook page (listed above) incase anyone was interested in following along with their cause.
Personally I think it’s a brilliant idea. Not only would this help so many little girls feel comfortable in their own skin, but it’s another step in the right direction in terms of battling unrealistic and “traditional” female stereotypes.
Also, I tried so hard to embed the video (from ABC News) explaining the campaign, but it appears that the video has an ‘embed code’ that isn’t compatible with our site. So check the original footage here for the back story — it’s seriously moving.
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