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Published July 9, 2020

Women of Marvel Encore: Simone Missick on Hair, Culture, and Identity

Revisit this conversation with the star of 'Marvel's Luke Cage' about how hair can be a super power!

Women of Marvel Simone Missick

Two years ago, Women of Marvel welcomed actor Simone Missick -- who played Misty Knight on Marvel's Luke Cage and The Defenders on Netflix -- for an in-depth conversation about hair. In this conversation with then-guest and current co-host Angélique Roché, find out why there's more to hair than meets the eye, what it means for stories about women, and its significance to culture and identity.

Here's just a bit of what Missick had to say:

“You see that look on their face, where they go, ‘Oh! You want me as I am. You want me to come in the door the way I come in the door? Really? I don’t have to put this thing on my head and fit into this box? I can be me?' It’s the most beautiful thing to see. All of these women come in and go, 'Oh, I am enough.' And then they feel empowered to be those kinds of characters onscreen."

Simone Missick Headshot
Photography by Jeff Lipsky, CBS Watch! Magazine

You can listen to the full conversation here:

The Women of Marvel podcast assembles to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes are released every other Thursday, co-hosted by Sana Amanat, Judy Stephens, Angélique Roché, and Ellie Pyle. You can find Women of Marvel on Marvel.com/podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

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