Selma director Ava DuVernay has been immortalized into a special edition ‘Sheroes’ Barbie doll. Mattel’s ‘Sheroes’ collection is a celebration of women who have inspired girls and who break boundaries. Needless to say, DuVernay is all of those things and more!
“Barbie has always represented that girls have choices, and this Spring we are proud to honor six Sheroes who through their trade and philanthropic efforts are an inspiration to girls,” Evelyn Mazzocco, general manager of Barbie, said in a press release.
“Started by a female entrepreneur and mother, this brand has a responsibility to continue to honor and encourage powerful female role models who are leaving a legacy for the next generation of glass ceiling breakers,” Mazzocco stated.
There’s no word on if the collection will be on sale to the public as of yet.
— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) April 24, 2015
Ava DuVernay has her own Barbie. I never thought I’d buy dolls for my future-daughter but….this is different.
— Olivia A. Cole (@RantingOwl) April 24, 2015
The only complaint some people seem to have is the fact that DuVernay rocks dreadlocks and not braids like the doll.
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) April 24, 2015