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Barbies New Dolls

Tabitha Serrano

If you haven’t heard by now Mattel the parent company of Barbie has released a new line of Barbie “Role Model” dolls. Ranging in different genres and industrys the line showcases what they call Sheroes both living and deceased. Although within the Latino community there has already been backlash on whether or not Mattel did a good job in portraying Mexican activist and artist Frida Khalo. While others in the community have looked forward to the day in which real life postitive female role models got the toy spotlight.

Chloe Kim- 17 year old Asian-American snowboarding champiagn. She is the youngest woman to win a gold medal at the 2018 Olympics.

Frida Kahlo- Through her art work and daily life Frida pushed the social norms on what was acceptable. She focused on topics like class, race, identity and gave them a spotlight in a time period when topics like these were not openly discaussed. She suffred a major accident as a young girl which left her in a body cast for the rest of her life.

Patty Jenkins- Director, producer and writer Patty Jenkins is most recently known for the box office smash hit Wonder Woman.  Her previous work like the 2003 hit Monster featuring Charlize Theron gained her some of her first nominations and awards. She not only creates mega hits on the big screen, but in the tv realm as well with AMC’s The Killing and TNT’s One Day She’ll Darken.

Nicola Adams Obe-  This Great Britain native is the country’s most successful female boxers. She has won two gold medals has been winning matches since the age of 13. She pursued her dreams of boxing even when she was struggling financially. Finding money in acting as an extra on tv, before women’s boxing got official funding in 2009.

Ibtihaj Muhammad- This New Jersey native is a member of the United States fencing team. Fencing sine the age of 13 she has gone on to be the first Muslim- American ever to win a medal during the Rio 2016 Olypmics. She has also created a clothing line focused on fashionable modesty and is the sports ambassador for the U.S. Department of States’s “Emporing Women and Girls Through Sport Initative”.

Bindi Irwin

Amelia Earhart

Hui Ruoqi

Ashley Graham

Katherine Johnson

Misty Copeland

Helene Darroze

Sara Gama

Martyna Wojciechowska

Gabby Douglas

Xiaotong Gaun

Ava Duvernay

Yuan Yuan Tan

Leyla Piedayesh


Tabitha Serrano
Tabitha Serrano

Tabitha Serrano is the Editorial Manager for Latinista Magazine. She guides contributors in everything from article brainstorming, creation and more until she gives final approval. Her goal is to help contributors publish articles that showcase their talents and expertise along with their Latina pride. Her background includes the business of fashion, with experience working for various brands including those in the luxury tier. Her transition into the Editorial realm came thanks to her blog, Concreteislandista, which helped her realize her love of writing. Her blog covers fashion, lifestyle, beauty and the concrete island of Manhattan among other topics. Tabitha has written for Mitu and Alegria Magazine and continues writing for other publications. Tabitha is a proud Puerto Rican.

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