How Noelle Stevenson Revived She-Ra for a New Era

In rebooting a classic cartoon, she brought friendship, vulnerability and inclusion to the fore

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When DreamWorks reached out to Noelle Stevenson to pitch a new She-Ra adaptation “It felt like one of those moments where you’re in the right place at the right time,” she tells Adweek.

For someone who describes her previous work—including developing her graphic novel Nimona—as exploring “subversion of classic fantasy and sci-fi tropes, especially as they relate to female characters,” it was a natural fit. And it was one she handled so deftly, Adweek’s editors selected her as an honoree in



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