A mum took to social media to showcase hand painted stretch marks on her daughter’s Barbie in a bid to normalise them.
Kate Claxton (@reallyratherwild) took to social media to showcase the body-inclusive Barbie with stretch marks on her tummy, hips, and thighs after failing to discover a model of the Mattel doll that represented stretch marks.
Acutely aware of the influence idealised our bodies would have on her personal daughter, Claxton, 35, made a number of tweaks saying that it was “necessary” to present Barbie tiger-stripes that might permit her daughter to proceed taking part in with dolls whereas additionally rising up figuring out they’re utterly regular.
“My daughter is SO into dolls and getting them dressed and undressed for the time being that it was necessary for me to make some modifications to this gal and provides her the stripes so many people cowl up,” Claxton explains.
Claxton, who’s an award-winning kids’s e book writer of ‘My Mum Is a Tiger’ writes physique optimistic books for kids with the aim of normalising all physique sorts for youthful generations.
With just a little nail varnish and a gradual hand, she was in a position to carry the identical message from her books onto her daughter’s doll giving her a extra inclusive and correct illustration of feminine our bodies.
Asking followers in the event that they thought stretch marks needs to be added to Barbie completely, many agreed that it will assist them to just accept and love their stripes, as effectively making optimistic modifications for his or her kids.
“That is so necessary and a step in the fitting path for selling the norms related to being pregnant,” one person wrote.
“Love this! I’m a kind of who’re responsible of hiding my stretch marks however your fantastic e book and posts at all times remind me of why I’ve obtained these tiger stripes,” one other wrote.
“My little woman asks me about my “tiger stripes” each time I’ve a bathe or get modified,” one mum confessed.
What do you suppose? Would you wish to see stretch marks mirrored on Barbie’s physique?