Amandla Stenberg of the ‘Hunger Games’ Creates Black Woman Warrior Comic Book

TUMBLR; PHOTO BY JASON KEMPIN/GETTY IMAGES
TUMBLR; PHOTO BY JASON KEMPIN/GETTY IMAGES

Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg is just 16-years-old, but is already paving her own way outside of Hollywood when it comes to the representation of black women.

Stenberg, who has been vocal when it comes to cultural appropriation, is now stepping foot into the comic book arena and is giving black women the attention they deserve.

Stenberg, along with Stranger Comics and black comic book illustrator Ashley A. Woods, created the comic NIOBE: She is Life, “which chronicles the life and experiences of a young black warrior woman named Niobe Ayutami.”

In an interview with the Huffington Post, Stenberg says Niobe “is on a path to a destiny that will test her faith and her will, something we can all relate to. But there’s never been a character quite like her — one who shatters the traditional ideal of what a hero is.”

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Source: The Root | YESHA CALLAHAN

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