Roxane Gay Makes History as the First Black Female Lead Writer for Marvel

Known for her exquisite New York Times stories and celebrated novels, including "An Untamed State" and "Bad Feminist," Roxane Gay continues to knock down barriers in the literacy world.

Gay has made history as Marvel’s first black woman lead writer for "Black Panther: World of Wakanda", which explores a lesbian relationship between two women of color. She takes pride in writing about the issues and realities of race, gender, and sexuality. 

Gay promises to inject even more diversity in the Marvel world and shows the world she's not afraid to do so.

In an interview with Complex, Gay explains that while she is proud of the work that she is doing, it's difficult to be a pioneer in this field, especially when it comes to making space for diversity.

"All too often, black creators aren't allowed to make mistakes," Gay said. "We aren’t allowed to fail. If we do, we're not only the first, we're the last. That keeps me up at night."

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