African Women Voices
We always make it about race, it’s always about the colour of the skin, the origins of a person. You only need to mention race and the discussion could go on and on for weeks, months, centuries.
Isn’t quite boring when everything is about race? Colour shouldn’t count and blah blah, which is all true but all said as well. Truth be told, our society is still far from not needing a conversation on race (whatever that is anyway), so whenever a “black” princess, president, protagonist, writer etc appears on mainstream channels, it’s a big news.
So here is the latest one: African women will get their own character in a Marvel comic exclusively dedicated to Storm. Do you remember Storm from the X-Men? In the movie she was interpreted by Jessica Alba, so it’s a character that exists since the X-Men, Vol. 1: Primer does, 1970. But as the Washington Post announced, Marvel has decided to make a spin-off only based on Storm’s story, and it comes with all a bunch of identity issues. You can read how Karen Attiah from the Washington Post, puts it.