_ "While I will lose some geek cred for admitting this, I must let you know that America #1 is the first comic I've ever bought for myself._
I first heard about and became interested in America Chavez because she is Queer and Latinx, like myself! I'm very proud to be a child of Colombian immigrants and part of the Queer community. Both of these identities are very salient for me, but I had never thought that I could find my intersecting identities in a superheroine._
This isn't just about me having someone to cosplay as (although I'm also very excited about that!); it's important to listen to and learn from a range of stories, whether it be about people on this Earth or characters from a Utopian Parallel._
Superheros are a source of inspiration for people taking action, and while America is done with the hero scene for now, America is our future; America is hope. It's awesome to see myself as part of our future, embodied as a super-strong Queer brown girl who can punch star-shaped holes between dimensions--that looks like me!"
Are you reading the new #AmericaChavez? Tag your posts with #MakeMineChavez so I can post them on my IG and retweet them on my twitter!