Naya Rivera: How “Glee” Helped Femme Lesbians Feel Seen

Naya Rivera’s tragic passing earlier this year has prompted many to look back on her legacy on “Glee.” In the years since its departure from the airwaves, Rivera’s portrayal of Santana Lopez is still making an impact in the lives of lesbian and bi women. As one of the few lesbian TV characters to ultimately have a happy ending, her story was ground-breaking and impactful from start to finish.

Lessons from the Newest, Youngest Woman Superhero: “Stargirl”

a shockingly low 12 percent of mainstream superhero comics have female leads. The women that do get to grace the pages and screens are often stereotyped tokens—either brutalized or oversexualized. It’s clear, then, that female superhero representation is dramatically lacking—which is why Ms. writer Lisa Niver was excited to speak with Brec Bassinger, the newest and youngest superhero to represent DC Comics on television.