I know this is an unusual post for a site run by two people who help librarians plan the best library they can possibly design.
But…my oldest sister gave me a Barbie when this silly toy was a brand new idea. I had a Skipper and Ken and Midge (no one remembers Midge!).
My mother made the Barbie's clothes that augmented some 'bought ' outfits (the blue velvet pants with the blue mohair cardigan was my favourite).
I played with Barbie and I became an Architect. I thought I had to 'think like a man to do the work it took to get my degree and 'make it' in a 'man's world'; but I didn't. I don't. I am a woman whose life experience is mixed up in many influences from Barbie to Bahaus.
I still have Barbie, in her original box and all the outfits my Mum made. And, I really like this list. Especially #9! And #10 is especially à propos for me now.