Haneefah Adam is the creative visual artist behind @hijarbie an Instagram account that showcases dolls clothed in hijab and mini modest garments she designs and creates, she launched the concept in 2015 to rave reviews.
Mattel, the creator of the Barbie doll recently launched an Hijabi Barbie modelled in the likeness of Ibithaj Muhammad, the first American hijabi Olympic medallist and Haneefah Adam acknowledged the launch of Mattel's hijabi Barbie on the @hijarbie Instagram account with a picture of a representation of Ibithaj Muhammad as an hijarbie doll and the following statement:
"Throwback to last year when Hijarbie was @ibtihajmuhammad during the 2016 olympics; inspiring Muslim women all over the world! Glad to see official Mattel @barbie Hijabi dolls."
We hope Mattel contacts Haneefah Adam to discuss working together on creating an authentic lifestyle for the hijabi Barbie.
Read the press statement fro…