Ana is a single mama to an 8-yr-old son, Javier, who loves to wear costumes 365 days per year. When not exploring her beloved Sunshine State with her family, she's planning date nights with her single dad beau, Mark. The former content director for, Ana is now the VP of Content for Today's Mama. She has interviewed a wide range of mamas, from First Lady Michelle Obama to the Kardashians and everything in between.

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Is Barbie On Her Way Out Or The New Poster Girl For Self-Love?

After years of reigning as the top-selling doll of all time, Barbie’s sales have been down for the past few years, and as a result, Barbie-maker Mattel is launching a campaign to revive the seemingly “perfectly proportioned” doll’s popularity.

Is Barbie On Her Way Out Or The New Poster Girl For Self-Love? #unapologetic

Mattel just launched a campaign featuring the hashtag “unapologetic,” encouraging little girls to follow Barbie’s example and not apologize for how they look. She’s currently gracing a billboard in Times Square and will be featured in the 50th anniversary issue of Sports Illustrated’s famed swimsuit issue coming out Feb. 18th. A limited-edition Sports Illustrated Barbie will be sold exclusively at

The idea behind the campaign is to reconnect her to girls who often receive criticism for how they look. Barbie is no stranger to backlash for her unrealistic proportions that critics say present an equally unrealistic body image to young girls.

What do you think? Is Barbie too big a part of the “princess culture” so many moms have grown to hate, or are you on board with her decision to be “unapologetic” for how she looks? Leave a comment below!

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