Jul 19, 2022
Created by Bisha K. Ali, Ms.
Marvel follows Kamala Khan, a
16-year-old superhero fan who's just trying to get through
high school when she discovers she has powers of her own. Ali
discusses how she put together the writer's room for the MCU
series: "I had a room that [reflected] the experience of the
characters that we're talking about... We had to have authentic
writers; we had to have writers who understood what
intergenerational trauma is, what it is to be an immigrant, what it
is to be a second-generation immigrant, what it is to be an
outsider... in order to get this arc that I wanted to get."
Ali goes on to share her advice for writers of color struggling to tell the stories they want to tell: "I think specifically [with] writers from marginalized backgrounds... there's this conflict of, 'I just want to do what I want to do, but I've never seen an example of that. I've never seen that made because people like me don't get to tell stories...' Stop worrying about that voice and really push yourself to be true to who you are."
Ms. Marvel is now streaming on Disney+.