But hey, we knew that already! However, now she’s has her own Barbie doll. Unveiled yesterday as part of Barbie’s new Shero collection, the Abby Wambach doll looks awesome. And Abby had some great things to say during the ceremony as you can see in the video above.
This comes on the heels of Mattel announcing a new line of Barbies which takes into account diversity in skin tone, size and hair texture.
Abby says that the next step in her career is going to be fighting for equality.
I hope the women, the studs that come behind me, get better pay and get treated a little more like the men.
Looks like that’s a good place to start. Watishista mygypsyspirit sent me this article about US Soccer suing the USWNT over a labor dispute yesterday. You can learn a bit more about the situation here including documentation of the full lawsuit. Oy. What a mess.
Drama aside, I think I really need to get the Abby and Ava DuVernay Barbies. Too cool! (And Ava Barbie’s proceeds go to worthy charities – see the info in the Sheroes link above).
PS. I love Abby for calling out the doll for being a bit “svelte”