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Meet the Woman Behind the First Female Muslim Superhero

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G. Willow Wilson is the writer behind Ms. Marvel, a Marvel Comics series that stars the first female Muslim superhero, Kamala Khan. Kamala, a Pakistani-American teen living in Jersey City, has a devoted online following and is selling in droves. Born in New Jersey, Wilson grew up reading comics and soon noticed the lack of women and minorities in the superhero comics. "I write about real life as it is lived by the young American Muslim women that I've had the pleasure of meeting," she explains.

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