Sonya Eskridge is a writer from Maryland, who started her news career in radio at the age of 17. After graduating from Virginia Tech, she went on to write for a national publication where she was able to mold her personal voice. Always looking for ways to inform on important issues--or share her love of nerdy and girly things—Sonya thoroughly enjoys writing about a wide range of subjects.
When Amandla Stenberg‘s not educating people on cultural appropriation or acting, she’s putting her creativity to good use with her latest project!
The Hunger Games star announced via Instagram this week that she’s rolling out a comic book titled NIOBE: She Is Life.
In her post, she urged her followers to pre-order the comic to “let people know we have a voice.” It’s her part of the push for greater representation for people of color across every entertainment medium.
According to The Huffington Post, Amandla created NIOBE with her co-writer Sebastian A. Jones. Some early artwork for the series, illustrated by Ashley A. Woods, seems to style the main character, Niobe Ayutami, after Amandla herself. Shadow and Act reports that the project came together after the actress attended the Mixed Remixed Festival.
“I was drawn to give voice to Niobe and co-write her story because her journey is my journey,” Amandla told The Huffington Post. “I connect to her mixed racial background and quest to discover her innate powers and strengths, to learn who she truly is.”
NIOBE: She Is Life, to be published by Jones’ Stranger Comics, centers around a Black elf that is tasked with saving the fantasy world of Asunda.
Continue reading NERD NEWS: Amandla Stenberg Is Coming Out With Her Own Comic Book
Top 50 Natural Hair Products For Black Hair
<strong><a title="Permalink to: Top 10 Best Celebrity Ombre Hairstyles" href="https://hellobeautiful.com/playlist/best-celebrity-ombre-hairstyles/" rel="bookmark">Top 10 Best Celebrity Ombre Hairstyles</a></strong>
<strong><a title="Permalink to: 3 Things To Consider Before Getting Ombre Hair Color" href="https://hellobeautiful.com/2148345/ombre-hair-trend-dye-celebrity-pics-how-to-what-to-consider/" rel="bookmark">3 Things To Consider Before Getting Ombre Hair Color</a></strong>