Last week, DC Comics invited 40 girls from underserved communities to come to DC headquarters and create their own comic books. The organization WriteGirl, which partnered with DC, says the goal was to inspire young girls to find their voice through the medium of writing, and encourage them to be strong leaders in their community.
The girls had a welcome session before being split into superhero- themed groups led by professionals including Mariko Tamaki and Cecil Castellucci.
“I want them to walk away with the love of the medium of comics,” Castellucci said. “To tell a story fantastically the way you can’t in any other way of telling stories.”
DC’s VP & Executive Editor Michele Wells hopes workshops like these will empower the next generation of female writers.
“It’s something we want these girls to see as a viable career path moving forward,” Wells said.
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