Amy Chu writes comics like Deadpool, Poison Ivy, and KISS. We talked a bit about representation in comics- how female characters are depicted, particularly. Amy is optimistic about the growing role of women in comics: "Marvel in particular has done a good job of trying to be more female, because they’re seeing who’s buying comics. In order to get growth, you need to reach out, and if you’re not reaching out to women, you’re missing out on a huge market segment. They’re hiring more people. There are more women artists, more women writers. I’m definitely not the only one."
One of those women is Sana Amanat, Marvel editor and co-creator of Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan. In her TEDx talk, "Myths, Misfits & Masks," Sana talks about the importance of comics to her growing up in New Jersey, and how important it is that comics have characters with all kinds of backgrounds.