Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas is still setting records and breaking down barriers. In 2012, Gabby proved that she would be a role model for young girls for generations to come when she won gold medals in both the team and individual all-around competitions at the Olympics. She was the first woman of color and the first African-American gymnast in the history of the Olympics to be named the all-around champion. Pretty amazing right?!
Gabby is a true symbol and role model for girls and women everywhere that they can achieve their highest dreams and goals, if they work hard enough. Well guess what, you can now remind your daughter, niece or little sister of this possibility everyday as she plays because Gabby has her own Barbie doll! That’s right, Barbie just released her Shero doll!
Many have raised their opinions that Barbie didn’t represent all women, but in recent years they have made great improvements. This doll and other recent diverse releases prove that. In a recent video, Gabby says, “Just be you and love yourself and embrace yourself and just really go after what you want”.