Barbie has been a princess, ballerina, paratrooper ... and now, ... a Reverend? Meet Rev. Barbie, the creation of Episcopal priest Rev. Julie Blake Fisher of Kent, Ohio:
Fisher created Rev. Barbie for use in her own youth ministry: "I thought the children would like to practice playing with the vestments and learning what they are," she told Religion News Service. Over the years, Barbie's many vocations have served as inspiration for young girls. And although Mattel has not endorsed Fisher's improvised Reverend Barbie, the plastic priestess has emerged at a critical moment in Christian history, especially for women.