The movie Barbie has taken over the nation with attention, controversy, and even new trends. We are here for the excitement a #girlpower movie has brought on, but it’s caused us to pause and think for a minute.
Even though I am more of a Bratz girl, I saw the Barbie movie and I thought it was the cutest movie ever. If you haven’t had a chance to see this comical, relatable, and empowering film, we highly recommend you go see it!
One character that really stuck out to me was Weird Barbie. Weird Barbie represented the well-loved Barbies that had been given abstract haircuts and makeovers that included pen or sharpie. On top of their different external appearances, these Barbies were often left in the oddest places or in the splits position.
Immediately this character reminded me of the Cynthia doll from Rugrats, Angelica’s most favorite companion that literally had 5 hairs left on her hair. Cynthia was definitely a weird Barbie.
What Does It Mean to be a "Weird Barbie"?
What I really loved about Weird Barbie in the film was that she was unapologetically herself, even when all the other Barbie’s in Barbieland threw shade her way. She leaned into her differences and owned how unique she was. This is something I really admired.
Having the courage to do things differently and not let other people's opinions slow you down is how you show how unique you truly are. Weird Barbie represents all the things that you find “weird” or not normal about yourself but that actually make you special, make you YOU. Leaning into your “Weird Barbie” is totally acceptable and should be encouraged!
On top of owning your differences and unapologetically being yourself, don’t forget that this also represents bravery. We live in a world where so much of our actions, appearance, and words are criticized by others, thanks mostly to social media. What is unique about us should never be shamed, and yet somehow, being bold and expressing yourself often leads to pain and discomfort.
While we wish this wasn’t the case, we’re here to promote the idea that your energy is yours to give off and it WILL attract like-minded people. In fact, it can even attract opposite-minded people that allow for a different perspective, which can be a good thing!
And not only that, when you are unapologetically yourself, your tribe will support you! You will create an “army” of weird Barbie’s that understand you, your uniqueness and your passions, without judgment or criticism.
By embracing our “Weird Barbie” and encouraging others to do the same, we can change the narrative that being yourself is something to be ashamed of. It’s 100% NOT and we will forever support you being YOU.
And in case it wasn’t obvious, Rosewood stylists and clients are Weird Barbie’s just with way better hair. ;)