• Article: Superheroes, Steven Universe, and the Maternal Narrative

    Many stories feature protagonists that have lost a mom, but few of them focus on the influence of the mother on the protagonist's life. Steven has lived his entire life in the shadow of his mother, never having known her, but trying his best to live up to her legacy. Here's an article examining how Steven's relationship to his mother, and his surrogate mothers in the Crystal Gems, stacks up against other superheroes. It's worth a read!