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The story of Marvel's first queer Latina superhero | Gabby Rivera

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The story of Marvel's first queer Latina superhero | Gabby Rivera

The story of Marvel's first queer Latina superhero | Gabby Rivera

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."

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