A geeky brown girl in a big white world? Ms Marvel is my kind of superhero | Saima Mir
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As a geeky, bespectacled brown girl with a monobrow, I never thought I would see myself on screen. So watching Ms Marvel has been an emotional experience. I grew up in the 90s, and was a comic book geek in the days before comics were cool. The days when HMV stocked Marvel T-shirts, when Athena sold DC posters, and 13-year-old me couldn’t believe her luck when she found a Wolverine ring binder in a discount shop in Bradford.
You’ll understand how deep my love is when I tell you that one of the reasons I married my husband is because he knew what an adamantium exoskeleton was, and that he unequivocally agreed to name our third son after the Ragin’ Cajun, Gambit.Continue reading...