"It was very important to me for the storyline to be centered on female empowerment," she tells PEOPLE
The wait is finally over! YouTube superstar Michelle Phan announced back in July that she was releasing a digital comic – a passion project she’s been dreaming up for years – named Helios: Femina, and now her fantasy world has finally found on LINE Webtoon.
“Helios: Femina has been a project many years in the making for me. I actually first came up with the concept when I was a kid, so I’m really excited to finally share the first chapters of my creation,” Phan says in a statement. “It’s going to be amazing to be able to interact with readers with every chapter.”
Helios: Femina tells the story of a young heroine, Rhea, with elemental powers of healing whose ultimate mission is to save humanity in a dystopian world. While the 26-chapter story is packed with adventure, Phan is quick to point out an important theme unrelated to its supernatural environment.
“It was very important to me for the storyline to be centered on female empowerment,” Phan tells PEOPLE of the comic’s underlying message. “By sharing one powerful story, I believe you can ignite a movement and create a positive, supportive community.”
Three chapters of Helios: Femina are available on LINE Webtoon. Additional chapters will be available on LINE Webtoon every Sunday, beginning on March 27.