de Rozario says that although she was shocked at first by the reach and impact she could have, it's now the most important part of what she does.
"It's more than the sport and the individual accomplishment. It's about what I can do with this platform that the sport has helped build and Barbie is helping me to have an even bigger base to spread that message. I'm grateful for it now."
Growing up without seeing herself reflected in toys and popular culture, this process has been particularly important for de Rozario.
"Making sure that girls are seeing themselves reflected every time... that you can have a doll that looks like you growing up. I think that's so important that you can be anything, and if you can see it, you can be it. And I think that's exactly what Barbie has been pushing and they're doing the most authentic job of it I've ever seen."
de Rozario also highlights that moving in the direction of visibility over representation is critical.
"We've had a person in the spotlight and they are representing whatever minority group they belong to and historically that's kind of how it tended to go, and that's brilliant, and has its place, but the problem with it is putting somebody in the spotlight in a representation way, is their entire identity is wrapped up in the community they're representing and they don't get to be the entirety of themselves," she explains.
"[Visibility] is where you're just shining a spotlight on an entire person and all the facets that make them up. For me, part of that is an athlete and a part is that I have a disability and all those parts are being represented authentically. So, little girls with disabilities are going to see themselves and not just see themselves as a person with a disability they can be an entire person and their disability is a part of who they are. It's not a good or bad, it's just a small part of who they are and they get to be whoever they want to be on top of that."
Barbie is continuing that message with their diverse doll line, reflecting different body types, skin tones, hair styles, hair colours, eye colours, as well as permanent disabilities and medical conditions like vitiligo and alapiocea.