It takes a strong woman to make it to the top of any industry. Add in gender bias and a dash of limited opportunities and that task becomes even harder. ELLE magazine is celebrating the women of Hollywood who have rose in power beating all odds. The magazine highlights starlets such as Salma Hayek, Dakota Johnson and Kate Winslet.
One woman in particular representing the women of color in Tinseltown is the talented Ava DuVernay. Ava back in 2012 won the Best Director Prize (Middle of Nowhere) at the Sundance Film Festival. Moreover, she was nominated for a Golden Globe as well as Academy Award for her direction of the Martin Luther King biopic Selma. DuVernay was actually the first black female director to have a film up for a Oscar.
Ava proves that being Straight Outta Compton does not have to mean having a strong hip hop game and particular image. Yes, this American director came from the streets of Compton showing that where you are from has no bearing on the amazing things that you can achieve. No need to judge a book by its cover, because Ava’s story is what Hollywood magic is made of and then some. Congratulations on the cover Ava you look stunning and we look forward to more of your fantastic films!