Beautiful & Bald Barbie isn’t actually a doll you can buy – yet. But if Rebecca Sypin and Jane Bingham have their way, it will be.
Their Facebook page, Beautiful and Bald Barbie has more than 85,000 likes as of this writing and was created to try and encourage Mattel, the makers of Barbie, to create a Bald Barbie to help young girls who suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, or other diseases feel better about themselves, and for young girls who are having trouble coping with their mother’s hair loss from chemo.
The idea was born when Sypin’s daughter was diagnosed with leukemia and lost her hair from the treatments, and Bingham lost her hair from lyphoma.
So far, Mattel has said no.
In my opinion, if Barbie has been a pet photographer, a cat burglar, and Barbie Loves Make-up, Mattel can certainly manage a Bald & Beautiful Barbie. (Yes – those are real Mattel creations.)
As you probably know, you can’t pin photos from Facebook. But if you’re interested in showing support for their cause, here is the image of Bald Barbie. Let’s pin and pin and pin and to make it as viral as possible. (Be sure to like the Bald & Beautiful Facebook page.)