by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
Barbie has been a childhood icon and toy for years and has worked about every profession out there. She has friends and family, starred in movies, and has inspired girls and boys around the world to do anything they set their minds to. What some may not know is that Barbie has her own vlog on Youtube, that she records right from her room. Animated Barbie sits in her room while she discusses topics that deal with expressing your emotions, your mental health, how to handle bullies, gender quality, and other topics.
Barbie has typically been seen as a only "for girls" and people viewed her beauty and weight as an actual unrealistic beauty standard. Her vlog seems to be aiming to change that view. She’s even like other YouTubers on the internet sharing moments with her friends, talking about her hobbie, likes, and dislikes. Barbie has even participated in some of the YouTube challenge videos. This channel began back in 2015 and she has now reached 4.3 million subscribers.
In her world of vlogging, Barbie’s character is somewhere between the ages of 15-17 years old and because of this Ken isn’t Barbie’s boyfriend in this online universe however, it is hinted that Ken does have a secret crush on someone. Since she’s a teenager she’s still in school and likes to talk about her favorite classes and other school topics. She covered the topic of bullying at one point. She shared the story when her sister used to be bullied. They both decided the bully was mean because she was being teased by her so called friends. In the end, the bully became a part of Barbie’s group of friends and became a better and happier person since she had people who actually cared about her.
As you can see this channel is perfect for kids to watch. They will learn important lessons from this channel. It is important to note that this channel isn’t just aimed at an all-female audience. Guys should watch it too since Barbie covers topics on things they have to deal with just as much as girls have to deal with. In this day and age our generation of kids are growing up on an online world and facing cyberbullies and other dangerous topics on and offline. It’s great that there’s a channel with a familiar face reminding them that their feelings are validated and that they’re not alone in whatever is going on in their lives.