Barbie Gets Real – This is my story about growing up in Barbie’s shapely shadow, following in her tiny footsteps and becoming a teenage fashion model. At this point in my life, I’ve ended up looking like Mattel’s Grandma Barbie. As a self-certified Barbie-ologist, I share Barbie’s history and her place as a cultural icon. Barbie was controversial for years and I tell you why. I also share about my struggle with body image, comparison, thigh gaps, aging, what makes a woman truly beautiful and why I’ve given Barbie a second chance.