I always wanted a brown Barbie.

Alona Davis,
San Francisco, CA.

I grew up in a small town in Oregon, fishing with my dad, gardening with my mom, and playing with Barbies of all things. Back in the 80s, I knew a brown Barbie must exist, but i never saw them at the store. My sister had a Barbie with brown hair (also rare) which was secretly my favorite. At least she looked a little bit more like me. The images of women that i saw as a child were so removed from my reality.

 

I always wanted a brown Barbie.

Alona Davis,
San Francisco, CA.

I grew up in a small town in Oregon, fishing with my dad, gardening with my mom, and playing with Barbies of all things. Back in the 80s, I knew a brown Barbie must exist, but i never saw them at the store. My sister had a Barbie with brown hair (also rare) which was secretly my favorite. At least she looked a little bit more like me. The images of women that i saw as a child were so removed from my reality.

I always wanted a brown Barbie.

Alona Davis,
San Francisco, CA.

I grew up in a small town in Oregon, fishing with my dad, gardening with my mom, and playing with Barbies of all things. Back in the 80s, I knew a brown Barbie must exist, but i never saw them at the store. My sister had a Barbie with brown hair (also rare) which was secretly my favorite. At least she looked a little bit more like me. The images of women that i saw as a child were so removed from my reality.

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