Rosa Parks & Sally Ride Are Now Barbies—and These Are Some Inspiring Dolls

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If you were already in love with the new Barbie's "Inspiring Women" collection, then you're going to want the new additions.

In honor of Women's Equality Day, which was on August 26, Mattel introduced two more trailblazers to their series: Rosa Parks and Sally Ride. They'll be joining notable figures like Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, to name a few.

For a history refresher: Rosa Park was a civil rights activist who was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give her seat to a white passenger, which led to her role as a revolutionary pioneer in the civil rights movement. Sally Ride became the first American (and youngest) woman to fly into space. She was also one of six women to be accepted to the NASA program when they started to accept women into the program.

The toy brand introduced the collection last year on International Women's Day and their goal is to inspire future generations of girls and teach them about these strong, historical women figures. The series pays tribute to "courageous women who took risks, changed rules and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before."

Both dolls are $32 and can be found in stores (though Ride can also be ordered online).

Barbie continues to create inclusive and inspiring dolls, and we can't wait to add even more to our shopping carts or, you know, our kids' holiday wishlist.

Barbie Is Launching an ‘Inspiring Women’ Doll Collection (More of This, Please)

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