My Childhood Role Model was a Plastic Doll— Nothing Has Changed

It’s astounding how a tiny figurine with plastic fingers and breasts was more alive to me as a child then any other human. All throughout my childhood my idolize conception of a role model came from my favorite doll: Barbie.

Throughout majority of my childhood I had few role models or people I looked up to. Growing up I found, being an eldest child, That I…