Senzeni Marasela came to Huntly from Johannesburg, South Africa with her daughter Thato in winter 2009.
In Huntly, as elsewhere in the world, many girls and young women struggle with their own self-image. Through glossy magazines and the silver screen our globalised culture presents a single image of female identity, ignoring personal and cultural histories. Emaciated, busty and pale-skinned, this questionable image is characterised by the popular Barbie doll. So, with the 50th anniversary of the doll, what is it that affords Barbie the affection and admiration she receives? What is it that provokes an opposing reaction? And what is Barbie's role in the worldwide community of women, as an icon, a look, a childhood memory and a woman?