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Nafessa Williams claims it’s an “honour” to try out TV’s very very first lesbian superhero that is black

Nafessa Williams claims it’s an “honour” to try out TV’s very very first lesbian superhero that is black

Annagjid “Kee” Taylor

Whenever critically-acclaimed TV show Ebony Lightning debuted at the start of 2018, it made headlines for many and varied reasons. Not merely achieved it feature a family group of black superheroes, but inaddition it introduced us to TV’s first ever black superhero that is lesbian Anissa Pierce aka Thunder.

About landing the historic role – one which has provided an unapologetic-yet-normalised view of life and love as a gay woman in a way that’s rarely seen in mainstream media“ I remember crying the first time I put my suit on, just knowing that I was about to be that representation that we’d never seen or had before, ” actress Nafessa Williams tells us. Having a 3rd period confirmed, we talked to Nafessa about as an ally to your LGBTQ community and exactly why playing Thunder is her “dream” part.

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