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My first conscious memory of clocking my skin colour is when I was about 4 years old. I remember looking down at my arm one day and being surprised, seeing the colour of my skin from the outside and realizing that it would always be there. For a moment it confused me, but then I picked up my pencil and just kept drawing. My hair was always big with a soft afro texture, sometimes braided with colourful cloth or adorned with beads and flowers. Beyond hating the pain of having it combed out, I never noticed it, there were too many trees to climb and imaginary friends to entertain. I was very close to my cousins on both sides of my family, and I remember when I was 5 my black cousins began pointing out my whiteness with a smile, and my white side, my blackness. I began to become conscious of being neither, but it wasn’t important. They loved me regardless, and I was happy.

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It was revealed at San Diego’s Comic-Con International that a recurring cast member will be returning in a new role to Legends of Tomorrow. Maisie Richardson-Sellers, who became a fan favorite as Amaya, will play a British character named Charlie, per the Legends cast-and-crew panel.

Sellers started on the show in its second season, portraying Amaya who took on the identity of Vixen for the show and was also the grandmother of the modern-day Vixen familiar to fans of the CW’s DC line-up. Maisie’s run as Amaya came to an end with the finale of season three, but showrunners had it in mind to bring her back due to the actor’s immense popularity.

Of her new character, which plays to her real-life English background, Richardson-Sellers said, “She’s a rebel without a cause. She’s on her mission.” She added, “She goes on a journey of self-discovery. She’s been locked up as long as she can remember.”

The plan, as reported from San Diego, is for Charlie to be tied to the magic portal the Legends unleashed, and when the team first meets her they have no idea if she is a friend or a foe. If she has spent much of her life behind bars then she may play both sides and have to earn the trust of the Legends if she joins them.

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