Sounds like Bald Barbie is in the works and she’ll have company. MGA’s Bratz and Moxie Girlz are losing their locs as well in solidarity with Bald Barbie and all the doll-loving young girls out there coming to terms with hair loss. One small step for bald girl-kind. Top her off with a beaubeau® and we’re talking one giant step for Bald Barbie fashion.
Being the fashionable gal she’s always been, Bald Barbie is about options. Enter the beaubeau®, “Beautiful scarves for beautiful Bald Barbie heads.” With so many styling options and designed specifically for those Barbie dolls who lose their hair, but not their sense of style, Bald Barbie is a Beaudiva in the making.
It’s all about expanding our concepts of normal, feminine, and beautiful. Bald Barbie has the potential to not only help little girls, but their mothers as well. When a mother of young children loses her hair due to chemotherapy, the emotional burden is magnified because many mothers feel the need to hide their hair loss and repress their hair loss grief in order to protect their children. This makes it harder for mom to come to terms with and rise above her hair loss emotions. Bald Barbie, Moxie Girlz and Bratz can help mothers to communicate with their daughters and together process the meaning of their hair loss, be it mother’s or daughter’s, and be it due to cancer or other conditions, such as alopecia areata.
Hurray for all we beautiful, bald women and girls as we take one more tiny step towards societal acceptance! Here’s 1 call for beaubeaus for Bald Barbie and all her bald friends! Don’t you think Bald Barbie would look great in a beaubeau®?
Susan Beausang, 4women.com