Barbie "Shero" Doll with a Hijab Honors Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

Kickin it Ashley Graham hammed it up as she posed at the Glamour Celebrates 2017 Women Of The Year Live Summit at New York's Brooklyn Museum on Monday

Kickin it Ashley Graham hammed it up as she posed at the Glamour Celebrates 2017 Women Of The Year Live Summit at New York's Brooklyn Museum on Monday

In addition to her hijab, Muhammad's doll is decked out in full fencing attire- from protective mask to athletic shoes, celebrating the Olympic athlete's inspiring physical achievements.

"Last year, she was the first athlete from the U.S to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab, and today we are thrilled to celebrate Ibtihaj as the first hijab-wearing Barbie", said Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive.

"Through playing with Barbie, I was able to imagine and dream about who I could become", she said in a statement provided to Bustle.

Ibtihaj, who was also named one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People" past year, is the most recent honoree of the Barbie "Shero" program, which celebrates women who push through and challenge boundaries in their fields.

"When I think about my own journey, me being a Muslim girl involved in the sport of fencing, there were people who made me feel like I didn't belong", said Muhammad, speaking at the Glamour's Women of the Year summit, where the doll was unveiled.

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It's a massive step forward for the iconic doll, and a moment that matters for Muslim women and girls everywhere. Other "Sheroes" include Ashley Graham, Zendaya, Kristen Chenoweth, Gabby Douglas, Emmy Rossum, Trisha Yearwood, Misty Copeland, and Ava DuVernay. She is also the driving force behind the Louella clothing line, which aims for fashion that combines vibrant looks with Muslims' needs for floor-length and long-sleeved dresses for modesty. She found being included "very humbling". Mattel is working hard to have dolls that represent different races, religions, body types, and more. The company Hello Hijab also gained notice for making doll-sized hijabs to get children "accustomed to seeing headscarves in order to help fight stigma".

Ibtihaj made sure her doll wears her signature eyeliner, which she likes to wear while competing as well as while running errands, and had a realistic body shape.

Are you pumped to see hijab Barbie become a reality?

"I'm excited to just partner with a brand that I know honors powerful women who are breaking barriers and whose sole goal is to impact the future leaders of tomorrow", Muhammad tells PeopleStyle.

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