Most people look at Barbies as just a doll, but the “Sheroes” collection represents that girls have choices.
Ava DuVernay, the first black female director to have a film nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, also founded a program that provides underrepresented filmmakers with plenty opportunity and resources.
During Variety’s Power of Women luncheon, Ava’s doll was unveiled. The doll is part of The “Sheroes” collection along with five other dolls including Trisha Yearwood and actress Emmy Rossum. Ava’s doll with no be available for public purchase, it will be auctioned off to a charity of her choice. Now that’s something a “Sheroe” would do.
Barbie’s General Manager Evelyn Mazzocco says:
“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. 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.” (TIME)
Ava took her joys to Twitter!
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) April 24, 2015