The One Thing Misty Copeland Said Her Barbie Must Have

“The power of being able to see yourself represented in different spaces means so much for the growth of a young child, to be able to think they can be anything.”

Ava DuVernay Barbie Drops, Sells Out Just About Everywhere

Mattel didn’t originally plan to widely distribute the #AvaBarbie, but fans of the acclaimed director changed the toymaker’s mind.