Representation in the media is important. Not only does it boost morale, but it creates a more accurate image of how reality is like. For a long time, it’s been few and far between to see people of color represented in the comic book world. When we do see them, it’s not for a decent amount of time, and they barely get any publicity from the franchise. Well, it looks like Marvel is trying to change all of that. Riri Williams is the newest member to the Iron Man Series and she is amazing. Here are some of the things we know about her.
Riri is Super Smart
Riri Williams is a 15-year-old girl who studies at MIT on a full ride scholarship. Let that sink in. Most people can’t even get into MIT when they are 18 let alone 15 years old. She’s also been gifted with the super power of You go, girl!
Riri is Creative
During her free time, Riri is using her imagination to create for herself a suit of armor, similar to Iron Man’s suit. It has flying capabilities, that she uses to help fight off crime and bring justice to the world.
Riri is Brave
One of the things we know about her is that she is brave. While she was flying around testing out her new suit, she found herself in New Mexico. While looking down, she saw a couple of inmates trying to escape from prison. She used her new suit and super powers to stop the car but injured herself in the process. It takes a certain type of girl to go after something like that.
So far this is all of the information we have about Riri Williams. I can’t wait to see what else comes from her story. This is a great moment for young black girls everywhere!