We Need This Ava DuVernay Barbie Now
Words: mater mea
This "shero" just got her very own Barbie doll.
Ask and ye shall receive!
The Barbie doll version of director Ava DuVernay will be available for purchase, thanks to her fans sending numerous requests to Mattel.
The doll, which will be available for purchase through Barbie's collection site, was originally made as part of a one-off celebration series for charity. (Ava DuVernay's doll was one of six "sheros" unveiled at Variety's Power of Women Luncheon in April.) But when photos of the doll made their rounds across the Internet, fans were vocal about wanting the toy manufacturer to mass produce the doll so everyone could have the opportunity to purchase it.
All proceeds from the dolls will go toward Color Of Change, an organization focused on organizing the political power of Black Americans, and Witness, which "trains and supports people using #video in their fight for human rights." We love that DuVernay is using her well-earned platform and success to support such worthwhile causes, while increasing the representation of Black women.
Ava DuVernay is not a woman to be played with—until now.
The director of the Academy Award-nominated film Selma is one of six "sheros" turned into Barbie dolls, Shadow and Act reported. DuVernay earned her spot alongside fellow sheros like actress Emmy Rossum and fashion editor Eva Chan "by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women everywhere."
Though the Ava doll was made specifically for charity, we know plenty of brown girls and women who would love to own one for themselves! So hey Mattel... when can we get an Ava Duvernay Barbie for real?