[Close Up] Ava Duvernay Is A Goddess In ‘Essence’

Ava Duvernay

Photo Credit: Essence

Hollywood director Ava Duvernay is nothing short of perfection on her cover spread for Essence March 2017 issue. The Oscar-nominated powrhouse stuns on the cover with her signature locs pulled up into a crown and glowing face beat.

[SEE ALSO: Ava DuVernay Shares Secret To Her Fabulous Locs]

As March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, Ava is celebrated in the issue for molding herself into one of the most powerful women in entertainment. The director of the highly anticipated film A Wrinkle In Time is also making history as the first women of color to direct an action movie with a budget of over $100 million.

Ava Duvernay

Photo Credit: Instagram/@directher

“I don’t have to approach film like a man would, or like anybody else I read about, because it’s personal. So there’s no right way or wrong way. Directors talk about their process but that doesn’t have to be my process.”

Black girl magic is in full effect! Press play below to go behind the scenes of the shoot.

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