Remember why you liked comics in the first place?
Our Comics Empower Project continues!
This time, Jamie tells her story:
My name is Jamie Broadnax and I got my start into comics at the age of 10.
I fell in love with the comic book Excalibur because the women on the team roster outnumbered then men, and I loved seeing female superheroes.
I also loved that that many of the villains in Technet were female too.
I moved onto X-Men and became a collector because of Ororo Munroe.
Storm was the first Black female comic character I identified with and I also was a hardcore fan of seeing her depicted in the 90s X-Men Fox animated series. I also collected Marvel cards as a kid and used to trade them with the neighborhood kids.
Comics are a great way to see empowering images of women who are crime fighters, but most importantly women who share the same human flaws we do— which for me is important.
I also felt a connection with various comic book characters because of the moments of humanity. I get to escape and stay grounded at the same time.
You can find Jamie here:
Podcast Channel: www.blogtalkradio.com/blackgirlnerds
2013 Winner For Best Podcast of The Black Weblog Awards
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