Music & lyrics by Shaudi Bianca Vahdat, inspired by "Ms. Marvel" by G. Willow Wilson
Commissioned by The Bushwick Book Club Seattle
Performed live at Hugo House, Seattle, June 2019
In "Ms. Marvel", Kamala, a New Jersey teenager of Pakistani descent discovers she has superpowers. This song imagines a scene in which Zoe (a "cool", blonde classmate of Kamala's, who is well-meaning but totally lacking in cultural sensitivity or awareness) tries to get Kamala to talk about what's been making her act so oddly lately. This song was performed as a part of The Bushwick Book Club's Ms. Marvel show.