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If you scored your very own Ava DuVernay Barbie doll before it sold out, lucky you!  The doll’s success is a clear indication that representation matters for Black girls and women alike.  Here are some other heroes we think Mattel and other doll companies should consider, role models who epitomize the diverse array of Black womanhood in all its splendor and glory.  Who would you add to this list of women who should join Ava, as well as actress Zendaya Coleman whose Barbie made its debut in September, in having their own dolls?

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