Cover Photo: An image of a black woman smiling in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Photograph by Atikh Bana/Unsplash

How a Black Girl Learned To Fly

As the plane began to taxi, the first line of the comic Riri Williams: Ironheart #1 danced in my mind: “I was never meant to fly.”


The only student



Le Monde

, Aya,

Riri Williams: Ironheart #1



Black Girl Does Grad School

Ravynn K. Stringfield is a Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies at William & Mary in Virginia. Her dissertation research focuses on Black women and girls in new media narratives that are fantastic, futuristic and digital in nature. She is a dog mom, a new yogi and a hazelnut latte enthusiast.