Moms Create ‘Hello Hijabs’ for Barbie Dolls to Teach Inclusiveness

Two western Pennsylvania moms created a new fashion accessory for “Barbie” and other similar children’s dolls, Abby Huntsman reported.

Gisele Barreto Fetterman of Braddock and Safaa Bokhari of Oakland began designing and producing Muslim hijabs for the dolls to wear, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.

Fetterman and her daughter Grace were commemorating the post-inauguration “Women’s March on Washington” with a doll march in their home, to teach her about inclusion and social acceptance.

According to the paper, Fetterman had an African-American doll, a doll with glasses and a doll in a wheelchair, when they realized they were missing a Muslim doll.

She and Bokhari could not find Muslim dolls being marketed, so they decided to create the “Hello Hijab,” a colorful cloth accessory for the dolls.

“I want my children to know that the whole world is different,” Fetterman told the paper. “I’m sure many people will be offended by this, but why can’t we all love each other and accept each other?”

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