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GenerationArt: Momata Barbie

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We present you Momata Barbie: Influencer

This past summer, an unusual traveler toured our country. Dressed in Bulgarian costume, a doll tells on the social network Instagram about the beauty of our nature, our rich history and traditions that we must preserve.

The girl Barbie is a Bulgarian, "born" in Belgium, in the home of Diana Petrova, who is studying film directing in Antwerp. During the restrictions in the country due to the pandemic, Diana spontaneously decided to combine her hobbies of writing and making various things by hand. So she combined the image of the Barbie doll with that of the traditional Bulgarian village girl.

The girl Barbie started with activities typical for the Bulgarian village - for example to make a pie, and Diana Petrova decided that it would be fun to photograph her and come up with texts accompanying the situation. The girl reads Elin Pelin's books, plays handicrafts, grows tomatoes for the Shopska salad, bakes peppers on the Rahovets stove, embroiders embroideries, and as she does so, we touch on some of her thoughts.

“My idea was not to promote Bulgarian to foreigners, but to remind Bulgarians of Bulgarian. I also don't know our traditions and my idea is to make me feel a little more at home and get to know our culture better, "said Diana Petrova.


Bobby the twenty-fourth participant in GenerationArt - space, opportunity, and a stage to express yourself and to show your art. If you want to share your art as Iva did, GenerationArt is open for people from all over the country, without a deadline - contact us at with a short description of your genre and the message you want to convey through art; send us a couple of your best works. No matter which is your direction, what is your genre and form, we cannot wait for you to share your work with our audience!



Since November 2019 GenerationArt is part of the three-year project "Empowering young LGBTI people through access to services, motivation, and focused policy change", implemented with financial support, provided by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism. The main objective of the project is to support and empower young LGBTI people and the professionals supporting them.

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