**Disclaimer: I received a special gift bag at the event. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own.**
I have never been a huge fan of Barbie. Even as a little girl, though I was plenty girly, something about Barbie’s blond, manicured faux-perfection didn’t speak to me. I had a token doll or two, but most of them suffered drastic hair cuts and strange homemade fashions before being relegated to the bottom of the toy box.
Fast forward to college and graduate school, where, before doing another couple of degrees in education I focused on feminist drama. I wrote a thesis on Eve Ensler and The Vagina Monologues, a girly guerrilla girl who is definitely not a Barbie Girl.