Annagjid “Kee” Taylor
Whenever TV that is critically-acclaimed Black Lightning debuted at the start of 2018, it made headlines for many reasons. Not just achieved it feature a family group of black colored superheroes, but it addittionally 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 becoming an ally towards the LGBTQ community and just why playing Thunder is her “dream” part.