She’s been called “the feminist rebel changing comics” (The Daily Beast) and “the future of women in comics”(Vanity Fair) and “the woman who's taking on the sexism of the comic book industry and winning” (Vox). Kelly Sue DeConnick is all of the above. She’s the legendary comic book and television writer whose long run on Marvel’s Captain Marvel inspired the record-breaking film starring Brie Larson. She’s also an outspoken feminist activist who is on a mission to make art that truly reflects the world around us. Kelly Sue founded #VisibleWomen, a movement bringing visibility to women and non-cis-men working in comics.
Her keynotes are animated, riveting, and above all: empowering. They challenge us to engage critically with the media we consume, get comfortable with being uncomfortable, and do anything we can to make our voices heard. “What I bring to the table matters,” she says. “I know that heroes—even the really gothy ones—don’t limit themselves to battles they know that they can win.”
Kelly Sue DeConnick is a comic book and television writer. Her long run writing Marvel's Captain Marvel put Carol Danvers in the Captain's role and inspired the 2019 film that made over a billion dollars at the box office. She served as a consultant and also appeared in the film.
In addition to her two award-winning independent series, Pretty Deadly and Bitch Planet, she wrote Aquaman for DC, and recently wrote the long-awaited release of Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons, which tells a complete history of the Amazons and Themyscira in the DC Universe. She develops television for Legendary TV, and her writing has been nominated for Eisner and Hugo awards.
I can’t pick just one favourite part from her talk. She was so real. So authentic. So genuine and empathetic and smart and inspiring. The best I’ve ever witnessed.
I loved Kelly Sue’s talk SO much! I loved her insights and perspective. It want to find out more about the Bitches that Get Shit Done group
Kelly Sue DeConnick was an absolutely gem and a treat. I LOVED her take on using the superhero story to push yourself through change. She did a fantastic job!!
The big take away from Kelly Sue was the feeling of empowerment. The story telling and relating that to life was so engaging. It was an amazing presentation!
Kelly Sue was so real in her presentation, her style really resonated with me in how to view the past years struggles and how to flip the script on future hardships.
The empowerment that she showed us–that women CAN be successful in a male dominated world.
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