Dolled Up

Jordan Reeves is making Barbie more inclusive by partnering with Mattel to make dolls with disabilities. At 13 years old, Reeves’ Maker cred is already impressive. She created her own 3D-printed, unicorn horn-shaped, glitter-shooting prosthetic that fits her left arm, which ends just above the elbow. Her Unicorn Project inspired Jordan and her mom to start a non-profit, Born Just Right, to help other kids with limb differences learn to improve their lives with making too.

Lately, she and her mom have been partnering with Mattel, the maker of Barbie. Together they created the latest additions to their Barbie Fashionista line. This includes dolls with different body types, hair textures, skin tones–and now has dolls in wheelchairs and a doll with a prosthetic leg. Read more about this inclusive collaboration here.

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