Ava DuVernay, director of the film “Selma.” (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Ava DuVernay, director of the film “Selma.” (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Ava DuVernay, director of the film “Selma.” (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Lydia O’Connor, THE HUFFINGTON POST

 
(The Huffington Post) — Barbie just got a whole lot more badass.

Mattel announced Friday that the company is honoring six female “Sheroes” with one-of-a-kind dolls created in their likenesses. One of the honorees is Selma director Ava DuVernay, whose accomplishments include being the first black female to direct a film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar and founding the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement, a program providing opportunities and resources to underrepresented filmmakers.

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