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Barbie Made An Ava DuVernay Doll And It's Pretty Awesome

The Selma director makes a badass Barbie.

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And just generally really inspiring. “There’s something very important about films about black women and girls being made by black women. It’s a different perspective," she said in an interview with the Huffington Post.

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"It is a reflection as opposed to an interpretation, and I think we get a lot of interpretations about the lives of women that are not coming from women.”

So it's no surprise that DuVernay was recently honored at the Variety Power of Women luncheon, and selected as one of six "Sheroes" by Mattel, the company that makes Barbie.

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Other honorees included Eva Chen of Lucky magazine, country singer Trisha Yearwood, actress Emmy Rossum, five-year-old designer Sydney “Mayhem” Keiser, and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.