Meet the creators of comic books like; The Last Ansaars, and SQUIRE, hear from Hijab Hero cosplayers, and the importance of representation in all comic book mediums. This was especially interesting to me as
- I identity as Muslim (not always walking on a straight path, but I try!)
- I identify as a woman of color which comes with it’s own baggage
- I’m a Geek with a capital G!
Traversing in and around fandom hasn’t always been easy for me. Sure I love Harry Potter, and yes, Twilight will always have a special place in my heart (haters, back off!)
But I always felt something lacking in the pages of these amazing stories. That lack was cultural relatable experiences that I personally grew up with.
And then, I met HER.
As much as I identified as a bookworm like my fellow sis Hermione Granger, or traveled through the forests of Narnia with Lucy. Meeting Kamala was like looking in a mirror and finally meeting myself.
With Ms. Marvel, I found a kinship that rooted deep in the fabric of my South Asian culture and upbringing. Like Kamala, I too have to balance my Eastern upbringing whilst living with my Western idioligies–working on a balance that never feels centered.