by Chandler Banks
[Editor’s note: At age 18, Chandler Banks is our youngest correspondent here at The Beat, but I think she speaks for many in explaining what yesterday’s new of a Captain marvel movie means for the Carol Corps.]
This morning I had to catch a 6 a.m. bus to get to lacrosse practice, and the thing that kept me awake was sheer love of Carol.
“Have you ever seen a little girl run so fast she falls down? There’s an instant, a fraction of a second before the world catches hold of her again. A moment when she’s outrun every doubt and fear she’s ever had about herself, and she flies. In that one moment, every little girl flies. I need to find that again. Like taking a car out into the desert to see how fast it can go, I need to find the edge of me. And maybe, if I fly far enough, I’ll be able to turn around and look at the world, and see where I belong.”