Director Ava DuVernay poses in the press room at the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards on February 6, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by: Amanda Edwards) / Getty
Ava DuVernay, director of the seminal film, “Selma” (which will be distributed to every single high school in the country) and the first African American woman at the helm of a Best Picture nomination at the 2014 Academy Awards, has yet another accolade deservedly laid at her feet.
The director was recently selected as one of six “Sheroes” who are each going to be honored with her very own Barbie doll, reports Shadow and Act.
The other honorees include actress Emmy Rossum, Lucky editor Eva Chen, actress Kristin Chenoweth, five-year old fashion designer Sydney “Mayhem” Keiser, and singer Trisha Yearwood – all women heroes who inspire girls “by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women everywhere.”
These six superstars will be honored at the Variety Power of Women Luncheon in New York City with a one-of-a-kind doll created in their likeness. Following the awards ceremony, each Shero will auction off her doll to benefit a charity of her choice, according to Shadow & Act.
Not only is Duvernay’s doll totally bad-ass in that she has an ethnically reflective hairstyle (box braids — the closest Mattel could get to replicating DuVernay’s lovely locks), and an African inspired bracelet, but DuVernay is surely stunting sitting pretty in her director’s chair, and, get this – has on the cutest red and white kicks – proving that real women are bosses without the heels 24/7. Okaaay?
The Shero celebration will culminate on National #Shero Day, Monday, April 27, where fans will have the opportunity to pay tribute to the Shero who has empowered them using #Shero #BeSuper and tagging @Barbie via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
Unfortunately at this time, no doll is available to the general public, but maybe after Monday, Mattel may take a different tack.