The Story of Marvel’s First Queer Latina Superhero, “America Chavez”

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Many thanks to Peter Jordens for sharing this TED talk by Puerto Rican writer Gabby Rivera (see below). Rivera speaks about the character America Chavez—a Marvel Comics superhero created by Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta—for which she wrote the series. Here is the introduction to the TED talk; access the talk through the link below.

With Marvel’s America Chavez, Gabby Rivera wrote a new kind of superhero – one who can punch portals into other dimensions while also embracing her gentle, goofy, soft side. In a funny, personal talk, Rivera shares how her own childhood as a queer Puerto Rican in the Bronx informed this new narrative – and shows images from the comic book that reveal what happens when a superhero embraces her humanity. As she says: “That myth of having to go it alone and be tough is not serving us.”

Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/gabby_rivera_the_story_of_marvel_s_first_queer_latina_superhero

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