America Creator Gabby Rivera On The Importance Of A Queer Latina Superhero

The comic series America features Marvel's first-ever queer Latina superhero, America Chavez, who can travel between time periods and dimensions. But to its writer Gabby Rivera, America Chavez is much more than a fictional character. She's a symbol of freedom from cultural norms — and hopefully, a means to break them.

"A Latina that can just go where she chooses is pretty revolutionary, I think," Rivera said on PBS NewsHour. "Because she has ownership of her own body and her destination,...

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