Iris West-Allen: The MVP of the Arrowverse

“It’s okay. A girl’s gotta be her own hero every now and again.” —Iris West-Allen

Today on Black Girl Nerds I provide a character study of the exquisite and incredible Iris West-Allen played by the talented and lovely Candice Patton on CW’s The Flash.

But first a visual tribute to the MVP of the Arrowverse.
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Part of the World I Know

Unless you’ve been under the sea or at sea, you’ve no doubt heard about bigots being outraged that a Black actress was cast in the title role for the upcoming live action The Little Mermaid film.

So why the outrage, you ask? It’s just a movie, you say.

The truth is, it was never about The Little Mermaid.

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Here’s To You Bonnie Bennett

Last night The Vampire Diaries came to an end after eight seasons. In saying farewell to the gang from Mystic Falls, it seemed only right to take this opportunity and give the spotlight to the series’ most valuable player.

You guessed it, Bonnie Bennett, played flawlessly by the beautiful and immensely talented Kat Graham.

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