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

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 Stidhum

Tonja Renée Stidhum is a screenwriter/director with cheeks you want to pinch... but don't (unless she wants you to). She is made of sugar and spice and everything rice... with the uncanny ability to make a Disney/Pixar reference in the same sentence as a double entendre.

  • Charlisia Nwachukwu

    aw i love it. If I bought dolls, I would totally get one.

  • Tonia682

    I may just get one just cuz

  • Dougie

    Definitely copping one for my wife. She has every black barbie imaginable. She’ll love this.

  • DBoySlim

    This is awesome. However, the creator of the word shero is a jerk.

    • Tonja (aka Cheeks)

      Oh? Do tell.

      • DBoySlim

        Hero was never gender specific. It just seems like picking a fight.

        • Tonja (aka Cheeks)

          Oh, I thought you meant the specific creator, like you had some gossip or some ish LOL. I’m not even a huge fan of those type of gender-specific terms either. Like adding -ess at the end… it’s so… condescending.

    • AlwaysCC

      i hate shero, too lol

  • Tonja (aka Cheeks)

    Update: Apparently they’re not for sale and I don’t see any immediate plans for them to be on sale, but if Mattel knows what’s good for them (CASH MONEY FOR THE 99 AND THE 2000s), it will be on sale, ASAP Rocky.

    • Ms TLC

      Oh this needs to be a thing! They NEED to make this, I’m so serious!

  • ApMillz-CT

    I wonder if they will be coming out with a Nikki Minaj version… I mean she is made by Mattel. *Shoulder Shrug*

  • TeeChantel

    That’s cool. Love me some Ava.

  • nillalatte

    Have you not seen the Queens of Africa dolls? http://www.queensofafricadolls.com/ They are so popular the creator, a Nigerian guy, can’t make them fast enough. Kind of makes me think Matel has paid attention to his success!

  • Katherine McChesney

    The writer has a filthy mouth. She’s probably a racist, too.

    • Tonja (aka Cheeks)

      That’s preposterous… I wear white after Labor Day.

      • Lea Thrace

        ^This. This is why I can’t quit you Cheekie!

        • Tonja (aka Cheeks)


      • Kema

        Ok… Completely made my day.

  • Yoda

    Reincarnation of Meridian. Lol

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