Amandla Stenberg writing a comic book for girls of color

Actress Amandla Stenberg, a vocal activist about social issues, is set to become a comic-book writer.

NIOBE: She Is Life will feature an elf-human hybrid warrior Niobe Ayutami, loosely based on Amandla, on a journey of self-discovery.

“I was drawn to give voice to Niobe and co-write her story because her journey is my journey. I connect to her mixed racial background and quest to discover her innate powers and strengths, to learn who she truly is,” said Amandla to Huffington Post.

“She 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. We need more badass girls!”

The comic releases on November 4.

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