Kamala soon discovers that shapeshifting doesn’t make her life easier, but it gives her more power, more agency, and the ability to reflect on and create her sense of self.
Awesome. That’s, like, the definition of navigating multiple identities, and to have it illustrated (literally) by a teenage, Muslim, female, superhero in the Marvel universe…well, yes, I think awesome really is the word to describe it. I’m talking about Kamala Khan, the newest incarnation of Ms. Marvel. She’s a teenager, a Muslim, a woman, a shape shifter, and a resident of New Jersey. And she’s getting rave reviews.
How great is it to have a major universe (Marvel) do this for an established franchise (Ms. Marvel has been kicking ass since the late 1970’s). It warms my heart to have a popular Asian American superhero.