Barbie has been inspiring girls to follow their dreams by encouraging them through the 180+ careers she has portrayed. On Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day this April 28th, Barbie celebrated the aspirations of girls across Canada by telling them, “You Can Be Anything!”
In 2015, Barbie started the “Imagine the Possibilities” spot which launched the new brand initiative of You Can Be Anything. This campaign celebrates the brand’s heritage helps to encourage a young girl’s journey of self-discovery, imagination and storytelling.
Barbie wants girls to know that no dream is too big, no idea is too wild, and no possibilities are out of reach. Due to the intelligence and determination girls have, Barbie encouraged families all over the country to share photos on Twitter and Facebook of young Barbie fans as they lived out their future career dreams using the hash tag #YouCanBeAnything. By sharing their #YouCanBeAnything career photos from April 28 – May 2, 2016, four lucky girls were selected to live out the career of their dreams for a day!
Here are the names of the four lucky winners of the #YouCanBeAnything campaign:
- Victoria – Doctor from Vaughan, ON
- Shiya – Baker from Calgary, AB
- Wendy – Pilot from Holyrood, NFLD
- Reese – Firefighter from Brandon, MB
Congratulations to you all, and have fun living out your dreams!
Barbie also wanted my kids to dream big. They graciously sent me six different Barbie dolls to show my kids that the sky’s the limit where their dreams are concerned. Here are the dolls we received:
- Nurse Barbie
- Firefighter Barbie
- Pilot Barbie
Saying that my kids were excited about having these dolls to live out their dreams would be an understatement. I had to introduce each doll separately so they would not go super crazy!
My daughter loved playing with Nurse Barbie. She placed the stethoscope onto Nurse Barbie’s ears and had started taking vitals of the toys in our home to get her off to work.
Firefighter Barbie got a roaring ovation from my kids. Her hat, coat and boots won both of them over! They had her off rescuing the day and saving lives in our living room.
Things really took off when Pilot Barbie zoomed in on the scene. They liked the idea of a woman being able to fly a plane and had her zooming around our home as if they were in one together.
How did we like them
Both of my kids really enjoyed living out the careers each of these dolls portrayed. They were instantly able to step into each of the roles a particular doll portrayed . They also noticed that each doll looked different yet they were all Barbie and accepted it without another thought. What I thought was brilliant was that they then switched the outfits on each of the dolls, so that the doll could be whatever they wanted to be as well.
The fashionista in me loved the details they put into each doll. From their accessories to the little-added touches on each piece of clothing to the type of shoes they wore, I was amazed at the thought and care put into each doll to add to the career they represented.
Both of my kids love Barbie, and these dolls really helped to instill the #YouCanBeAnything initiative Barbie is aiming to share with girls everywhere. I’m so happy they have them to live out their dreams!
Disclaimer: I received products from Mattel in order to write this review. The views I shared are my own.