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Barbie Maker Celebrates ‘Power of Representation’ with Scoliosis Doll

Mattel has introduced its first Barbie doll with scoliosis in its line of Chelsea dolls. The 6-inch doll wears a pink dress and has a removable back brace, aimed at normalizing the equipment and encouraging children to celebrate inclusion. Mattel worked closely with a specialist in children's complex spinal disorders, Dr. Luke Macyszyn, who advised the designers throughout the doll's development. The toy company hopes the new addition will help kids see themselves in Barbie and in celebrating inclusion.

Photo Credit: Elena Mishlanova

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