Ava DuVernay Has A Barbie Doll. Black Girl Magic All Up In Your Grill. TADOW!

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I was minding my own Black ass business this morning when my boy Berook dropped a bomb in my Gchat. As a part of the Variety Power of Women Luncheon, Mattel's Barbie will be presenting six dolls to commemorate six "Sheroes" who inspire women and girls "by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women everywhere" according to the press release.

Ava DuVernay is one of those Sheroes. Ava DuVernay has a Barbie doll. Black girl magic all up in your grill. TADOW.


Fortunately, I was able to transcribe my exact reaction when I first saw the picture of the Ava doll:


And for those who are wondering, why yes, I am buying this doll with my completely grown ass money.

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Tonja Renée Stidhum

Staff Writer, Entertainment at The Root. Sugar, spice & everything rice. Equipped with the uncanny ability to make a Disney reference and a double entendre in the same sentence.