Last Thursday was International Women’s Day and I totally dropped the ball and didn’t blog! Ack! But, to be fair, Huff the Hubs was having major surgery done so I was a teensy bit preoccupied.
There were some great tweets, stories, and announcements on IWD, but I think my favorite was news from Mattel! They are expanding the Barbie line of “Sheroes”–female heroes to help inspire a new generation of young girls! I’ve mentioned the Misty Copeland doll before, but now the doll maker is adding to their fabulous female collection of dolls with over five new ladies!
The new women featured include:
This remarkable woman–who entered high school at the age of TEN–was hired by NASA to basically be a human computer! She was one of the women portrayed in the film Hidden Figures and is definitely a role model!
Bindi Irwin, now 18 years old, has carried on her father’s legacy and passion for wildlife and conservation, devoting her life to keeping animals off the extinction list! She has also added author and actress to her repertoire, writing several children’s books and starring in films with her favorite co-stars–animals!
Olympic athlete Gabby Douglas charmed the world with her amazing gymnastics abilities and bright smile during the 2012 London Olympics. She is a boundary breaker and an amazing athlete, earning her the title of Sheroe!
To see the rest of the BAMFs on the list, click here!