Help Marvel decide on 'Women of Wakanda' Series
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Growing up in a small suburban town in Illinois, most of my classmates weren't black nor did they begin to comprehend the need for strong positive role models for dark skinned girls/children of color. Eventually, I did attend Hampton University, an HBCU. Over the years, I have seen many images (in literature, film, or tv) of black women and girls, that have come close to the epitome of strength for black women. But very few struck a vital chord or have had a major impact on me like the images in "Black Panther."
I am writing this letter as an African-American woman of color, an educator, a passionate writer, and last but not least, a Wakanda/Marvel fan. I write on behalf of all of the black women and girls that have been uplifted and encouraged as a result of the 'Black Panther' movement. #wakandaforever. It is my deepest and strongest desire that there will be and should be a spin-off tv series or film series representing the Women of Wakanda. Specifically, General Okoye (Danai Gurira), Princess Shuri (Leticia Wright), Queen Mother Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o), and Ayo (Florence Kasumba).
The interest is for General Okoye mostly, but I would like to see all of the 'Women of Wakanda' in the series because all have amazing stories.I am hoping that Disney and Marvel will consider this request and think about the positive impact that it will have on women and girls of color around the globe and its long-term effects of empowerment. All we have to do is say "Yes" to 'Women of Wakanda'. I hope Kevin Feige sees this and agrees. Please support this petition for a series.
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