Writing about two women of color in a queer relationship for a mostly white, male-dominated franchise is groundbreaking, but Gay notes that it can also be daunting.
In an interview with Complex, Gay explains that while she is proud of the work that she is doing, it’s not always easy to be a trailblazer, especially when it comes to making spaces for diversity.
“All too often, black creators aren’t allowed to make mistakes,” Gay said. “We aren’t allowed to fail. If we do, we’re not only the first, we’re the last. That keeps me up at night.”
However, Gay is up to the challenge — and looking to the future.
“I certainly hope this isn’t the last comic book I write.”
Read the full interview at Complex.com