Is Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousaf Zai a superwoman?
I know this is so confusing but it may not be a coincidence that Kamala (Ms. Marvel) rhymes with Malala, as both of them are empowered Muslim women, but don't think like that because she is real life superwomen not in fiction or comic books. She is proud of Pakistan and she is doing more than superwomen do.
Ms Marvel (Kamala Khan)
Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Kamala Khan 16-year-old Muslim girl and newest character of Marvel heroine. Kamala Khan comes from a conservative and restrictive family. She apparently struggles with an identity crisis between her Muslim and American identities. She Wanting to be herself, but still make her family proud.
Kamala Khan Created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson, and artists Adrian Alphona and Jamie McKelvie, Khan is Marvel's first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. Kamala made her first appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) before going on to star in the solo series Ms. Marvel, which debuted in February 2014.
Sana Amanat co-created Marvel's first solo series to feature a Muslim female superhero, Ms. Marvel which gained worldwide media attention. She was born into a Pakistani family. She lived with her parents, who were Pakistani immigrants. In her childhood, she had trouble fitting in and struggled with self-identity. This was because she often saw women who were blonde and white idolized in society while Muslims were often demonized.
Captain Marvel & Ms Marvel
Sana Amanat stated that "the big idea behind Ms.Marvel [was] very much about minority representation, the bigger idea was about finding your authentic self".
Sana studied political science and after college, Amanat worked in magazine publishing for a few years. She then worked for an indie comic book company. There, Amanat learned about graphic storytelling. Two years later, the company went out of business. Amanat's next career move was to join Marvel Comics in 2009. According to Amanat, an executive at Marvel approached her for the job because she was different than their average employee and then In 2014, she co-created Marvel's first solo series to feature a female Muslim superhero called Ms. Marvel.