Ava Duvernay Makes History as the First Black Woman on a Ben & Jerry’s Pint

We love to see Black women making history!

Ava duvernay, filmmaker, film producer and overall badass has broken glass ceiling after glass ceiling and WE LOVE TO SEE IT. Whether it was her work on Selma (2014), a biopic about Martin Luther King Jr., where she became the first African-American woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and the Academy Award for Best Picture, or her groundbreaking working on the NAACP Award winning drama series Queen Sugar, she continues to raise the bar high!

The Primetime Emmy Award winner has recently made history again as the first Black woman on a Ben & Jerry’s pint with new vegan caramel flavor: Lights! Caramel! Action! DuVernay made the announcement on Instagram and here’s what she had to say:

“Wild. You grow up loving ice cream and cookies. You don’t drink and people think you’re a nerd because you order ice cream over dessert wine after dinner. You have multiple pints in your freezer at all times. Then, this. It pays to be an ice cream geek! Beyond their sweet treats, I’ve long admired @benandjerrys for using their brand to amplify what they believe – that justice and dignity belongs to all. So, I’m thrilled to have created the newest permanent flavor of deliciousness with these good folks.

From food chemistry to retail store rhythms, I’ve learned a lot from the wonderful team there. LIGHTS! CARAMEL! ACTION! does two things. It makes you swoon because it’s downright yummy with all of my fave ingredients. And it benefits the work of @arraynow’s non-profit, ARRAY ALLIANCE. Double goodness with dairy and non-dairy options coming to a freezer near you in January! A sincere thank you to my comrade @toblergram for dreaming things for me that I never dreamed.

This is so much dang fun – for a cause that’s near and dear to my heart. xo”

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