Gabby Rivera

GAB Speaker

Through a grant with the Maine Humanities Council we were able to invite Gabby Rivera (she/hers) to videochat into one of our GAB meetings. Here is her bio:

She’s the first Latina to write for Marvel Comics, penning the solo series America about America Chavez, a portal-punching queer Latina powerhouse. Rivera’s critically acclaimed debut novel Juliet Takes a Breath was called “f*cking outstanding” by Roxane Gay and was re-published in September 2019 by Penguin Random House. Currently, Gabby is the writer and creator of b.b. free, a new original comic series with BOOM! Studios.

Check out her new podcast joy revolution!

Five Questions with Gabby


Favorite book:
Flaming Iguanas by Erika Lopez
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Sylvia Rivera
Favorite feminist anthem: Freedom – Various Artists (Panther Soundtrack 1996)
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: Alicia’s kitchen in Harlem
Perfect day (in one sentence): Strong coffee, a black t-shirt, and laughing so hard all I can do is wheeze.