Now she's making history again by teaming up with Mattel to create a Barbie designed after her.
After visiting the Mattel factory to weigh in on the design process, Muhammad saw her doll for the first time at the Glamour Women of the Year Summit 2017 .
Ashley Graham , who debuted her own Barbie at last year's Women of the Year Summit, helped introduce the new doll…and the whole exchange gave us a lot of feelings.
Now that Mattel has made a doll for girls like her, Muhammad knows it will make a difference: "I hope that little girls of color across the heartland will be inspired to embrace what makes them unique," she said of girls who will play with this Barbie.
While presenting Muhammad with her Barbie, Graham reiterated the importance of this new doll: Muhammad's Barbie gives more little girls a doll in their likeness.