“So I watched Barbie and felt a whole lot of emotions”, Claire Apap, a body positivity blogger and plus size influencer, wrote to begin her Barbie Movie reflection post.
“I definitely don’t look anything like the stereotypical Barbie and did not play with them much when I was young. I could not relate to the “pretty” image the Barbie represented and while my sister loved playing with dolls, playing with them did not make me happy at the time.”
However, she said, watching this movie and “seeing women of all shapes, colours and sizes being Barbies healed a part of my soul I had forgotten was broken.”
“I am now a confident adult and I feel beautiful but watching this movie made me feel so happy that other young girls won’t have to feel how I felt all those days.”
“Went to the restroom right after the movie and some ladies and I had a full barbie supportive moment complimenting each other which was super sweet.”
“I think should be all women’s responsibility to make sure we do not limit other women. We should all feel good, we should all believe we can be anything we want to be. We should all feel like we can be pretty, strong, smart and most of all, we should all be heard.”
Have you watched Barbie yet?