A black Barbie who wears her natural hair and uses a wheelchair has become an internet sensation. The doll is the first black Barbie to use a wheelchair, and is featured in Mattel's Fashionista line, which is a part of the company's ongoing attempt to create more inclusive toys. On Thursday, a Twitter user shared a photo of the Barbie, which comes with a ramp so that the doll can access Barbie Dreamhouses. Others soon followed, and began to praise everything from the doll's natural hairstyle to the design of her wheelchair, which they say matches the style of ones used every day rather than those commonly found in hospitals. In a statement sent to INSIDER, a Mattel representative said the new doll was introduced to the Fashionistas line alongside others to help the collection "be more reflective of the world girls see around them. Inspiration for the doll also came from the Starlight Children's Foundation, a Canadian organization that aims to "bring joy, laughter, relief, and a whole lot of smiles" to sick children, according to its website.
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