Monday, September 12th, 2011
This year, the iconic American doll Barbie and her male counterpart Ken are celebrating their fiftieth anniversary. Never the types to miss an iconic event, SMITH Six-Word Memoirists distill what it meant, and still means, to grow up with Barbie, for better and for worse. Click on each writer’s name for more of his or her stories.
Ragdoll living in a Barbie world.
I’ve become my own Barbie doll.
Barbie doesn’t look fifty like me!
Still have all my Barbie dolls.
Got shot over a Barbie Doll.
—Botox Barbie comes with Viagra Ken
Really wanna play in Barbie’s dreamhouse.
Voodoo Barbie makes a great pincushion.
Barbie grew up. Me, still short.
Can’t Barbie get real for once?
Beheaded my Barbies–accidentally, of course.
Writing is like playing Barbies again.
Photo: courtesy of Flickr user foxgrrl.