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Representation and Health 101: It’s a Cold, Cold World

Representation and Health 101: It’s a Cold, Cold World

Sometimes comics can get a bit too real. Iceman #3 was released recently and within its pages is dialogue that is strikingly similar to what we have been hearing since the early election results on November 8. Or, maybe we’ve heard them all of our lives. So, for this long-awaited return to Representation and Health

Representation and Health 101: SUPERBOY Jon Kent

It’s time for a SUPER new Representation and Health 101. Ever since his introduction, I’ve felt like this character represented something new and hopeful for comics. Jon Kent, son of Superman, exposes a raw emotionality that is important for kids, young boys especially, and a gaping hole in how we discuss emotions in comics. He’s

Representation and Health 101: Jory from THE BACKSTAGERS

It’s Representation and Health 101 Time! Last year, I did an entire month of articles about black characters and issues in comics, but there’s no way in hell I have the energy for that again (maybe next year!). However, I wanted to pick someone I thought represented an important part of black liberation and the

Representation and Health 101: Milestones and Legacies

Last time in Representation and Health, we broke down Priest’s work, message, and ideas about race in comics. Today, we’re going to cover another prominent black creator, one whom we all miss. No one can deny the impact Dwayne McDuffie left on comics, whether from his outspoken stances about race and racism in comics, to

Representation and Health 101: ICEMAN

The weather outside may be frightful, but this Representation and Health 101 has something for you that’s delightful. That hackneyed phrase aside, today’s topic actually is perfect for this time of year. When many of us are braving the snow and ice, or wishing for it, there’s someone who is master over these forces. He’s

Representation and Health 101: Returning

It’s time for a new Representation and Health 101! I took a break from writing for longer than I expected, and sometimes I feel it was longer than I should have. Yet, I also recognized the intense difficulty at getting words out, at being able to express myself in a way I felt was any

Representation and Health 101: We #StandWithChelseaCain

Representation and Health 101 is brought to you by the wonderful folks at Comicosity and it explores the role that diverse characters play in health, as well as the context around them. However, we’re going to explore something different today. Chelsea Cain, the wonderful writer of the recent Mockingbird series, was harassed on Tuesday. As

Representation and Health 101: CAGE! and Addressing Harmful Representation

For this installment of Representation and Health 101, we aren’t going to look at a character. Instead, we are going to dive into the world of what could be called negative representation. There are times when marginalized characters appear and they aren’t whole, real, or human. Instead, they are caricatures of ideas about the identities

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