Barbie dolls and body image

Barbies have been a popular toy for more than 60 years, with an estimated 58 million dolls sold every year.

But for decades, parents and researchers have worried about the impact of Barbie’s unrealistic body shape on impressionable young children.

Dr Zali Yager is an expert in body image, mental health and wellbeing with more than 18 years experience. 

She is the Executive Director of Body Confident Collective a health promotion charity which focuses on translating research on body image into real world impact. 

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Read: Barbie: Let’s get our sparkle on with the science of the world’s most famous doll

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