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    This Woman Made A Bearded Harnaam Kaur Barbie Doll As A Way To Defy Beauty Standards

    What a time to be alive.

    36-year-old Annelies Hofmeyr is a South African conceptual artist with a background in design.

    In November 2015, she started the page Trophy Wife Barbie along the lines of Instagram account, Sociality Barbie.

    Facebook: trophywifebarbie

    "Trophy Wife Barbie started on the day of her divorce and documents her journey of self-discovery. She has been judged by her appearance and now that her situation has changed (and she’s no longer a wife) she needs to find her identity outside of her label," Hofmeyr told BuzzFeed.

    "I’m interested in using iconic Barbie imagery, with a little twist, to highlight and challenge gender stereotypes. It is often easier to talk about difficult topics using humour and something as non-threatening as a doll," she explained.

    Yesterday, she posted this picture of her Trophy Wife doll with a doll of Harnaam Kaur that she also made.

    Facebook: trophywifebarbie

    "Trophy Wife Barbie challenges a variety of labels and taboos, from periods and breastfeeding in public to body hair and gender issues. Harnaam Kaur embodies the strength that comes from owning a label you didn’t choose and making it work for her and others," Hofmeyr explained.

    Needless to say Kaur herself was super excited about this herself.


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