The Group Chat: How We Played With Barbies

Welcome to The Group Chat, a new series wherein the senior team discusses something relevant to the plot. And by "the plot" I mean the collective mileau of culture and current events that we're all swimming in at any given time. This month: It's Barbies because, well, whether you like it or not, it's been pretty difficult to avoid talk about the upcoming Barbie movie. I asked the senior team how they played with Barbies as a kid (if they did), and to share their Barbie stories with us. Naturally, things got gay.

What's your Barbie story?

xoxo,
Nico

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