A Superhero for Generation Why
In this captivating talk, author G Willow Wilson uses the challenges that face her award-winning new superhero, Ms Marvel, as a parallel for the challenges of a misunderstood generation - the millennials.
G. Willow Wilson is an award-winning book and graphic-novel author, best known as one of the women leading the renaissance in female comic superheroes. Her co-creation, Ms. Marvel, a coming of age story about a young Pakistani-American girl in Jersey City discovering and coping with her superpowers, has become a phenomenon. Willow converted to Islam in college and moved to Egypt to teach English. While there she wrote her graphic novel Cairo. She describes her exploration of Egypt and Islam in her memoir, The Butterfly Mosque. Her novel Alf the Unseen was a NYT Notable Book of 2012 and won the World Fantasy Award. She continues her part in revolutionizing comics as one of a four-person team behind A-Force, the first superhero team of Marvel’s Mightiest Women. Willow lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters where she enjoys British films, cooking, World of Warcraft and has a purple belt in Kajukenbo.
Topics: Culture, Millennials