I love playing Brienne of Tarth because, when I was growing up, I didn’t really see people on television that I felt that I could identify with. Women all looked kind of a particular way, women characters that were popular, anyway. And when I had the opportunity to play this part, it made me explore the parts of myself I had hidden from. I had very long hair. I wanted to look very feminine, really tall. (x)
The need for diversity in regards to representation has spilled out in many different movements from the #WhyWeNeedDiverseBooks hashtag to
people of color who need a safe place online like the “Cosplaying While Black” tumblr page.
I wanted to place a special emphasis on representation in terms to the dolls, the action figures, THE TOYS that we’ve played with and why having some that resemble you if you’re a person if color is important.
I would love it if you took time out of your day, read it over and let me know what you thought! :)
That Time Kelly Sue DeConnick Turned the White Savior Complex on its Ear and Nobody Noticed | Website dedicated to and from the perspective of Blerds (Black Nerds). We tackle all subjects for your nerd pedigree
This piece on Black Nerd Problems made me really happy. I think you’re going to like Issue #6.
Awww, be still my heart. Thank YOU kellysue!
X-men throughout the Media: Storm
- Storm in cartoons: I AM STORM, MISTRESS OF THE ELEMENTS. YOU ARE NOTHING!
- Storm in movies: Hi, I am supporting cast for Wolverine. I am also Halle Berry for reasons.
- Storm in comics: African goddess. Headmistress. Wakandan Queen. Pansexual icon. I AM STORM, MISTRESS OF THE ELEMENTS. YOU ARE NOTHING!
The long-time X-Men gets her first solo ongoing series next week Check out this Newsarama-exclusive preview.
GREG PAK (W)
VICTOR IBANEZ (A/C)
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
BLANK VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
Thief. Goddess. Headmistress. Queen. The X-Man called STORM has always defied a single title. And her desire to better the world has never been limited to only her own kind. On a mission to foster goodwill and safeguard the mutant race’s continued existence in her own way, Storm will travel the globe, confronting man and mutant, god and monster and everything inbetween. She will overthrow tyrants, quell tsunamis and strive to see her dream for the world realized. She is STORM, a hero like no other….and the skies will tremble at the sight of their namesake.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99