halcyonglaze asked: Hi Gail! I picked up your run on Wonder Woman and as someone who never really read her solo book before, I'm loving it! The Rise of the Olympian arc has me on the edge of my seat!
I am so glad.
It’s an odd thing to say, but I think Wonder Woman is generally not really written from a female perspective, so much as a guy’s idea of what a female perspective SHOULD be. She is often not written so much as how guys view females, but how they feel she should behave as a paragon of woman-hood.
Which makes her message somewhat gobbedygook.
Not everyone loves my Diana and that’s fine, but I wanted her to be female, I wanted her to be about sisters and daughters and mothers and kindness and compassion and rage and jealousy and nurturing and all the things that we experience over the course of our lives.
I honestly think there are some who still find that part of my run very off-putting. Which is fine, I am not judging anyone.
But I wanted a Wonder Woman who was equal parts of her name.
"I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it, don’t wait for it, just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair or two cups of good hot black coffee."