Barbie is honoring Misty Copeland by sculpturing a doll in her likeness for the “You Can Be Anything” campaign. This campaign is designed to inspire young girls to be anything they imagine. The Sheros line offers products that feature more “empowering and imaginative roles.” The doll retails for $29.95. Currently soldout on the Barbie website. You can pre-order it at Target with a scheduled release date of 5/19/16 (not sold in stores)
Other Sheros in this line include
Trisha Yearwood: A woman with many super powers, succeeding as an award-winning Country artist, best-selling author, Food Network host and entrepreneur.
Sydney “Mayhem” Keiser: Five year-old fashion designer with work appearing in Vogue and signed on with major national fashion brand, J.Crew, for the collection ‘Little Mayhem for J.Crew’
Emmy Rossum: Golden Globe nominated actress and spokesperson for Best Friends Animal Society, the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters and a leader in the no-kill movement.
Ava DuVernay: Director of the Academy Award Best Picture nominee, SELMA, and founder of African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, which provides opportunities and resources to underrepresented filmmakers.
Kristin Chenoweth: An inspiration on Broadway and beyond, the Emmy and Tony Award nominee and winner also founded the Kristin Chenoweth Art & Education Fund volunteering with young talent in the arts.
Eva Chen: Breaking boundaries by bringing inspiration to print as the youngest appointed female Editor-in-Chief of a national fashion magazine, Lucky.