Write What You Know: The adventures of Kamala Khan, a muslim, fanfic-writing girl from New Jersey, is written by G. Willow Wilson, a muslim convert, female comic book writer from New Jersey.
What Could Have Been: In the 80's, there were plans for an X-Men animated series which would've seen a teenage version of Carol as one of the main characters. She would've been renamed "Lady Lightning," and presumably would have been a mutant.
Before the show was picked up by Netflix and officially announced as part of the MCU, there were plans to have Ms. Marvel as a supporting character on AKA Jessica Jones. She was subsequently Adapted Out and replaced by Patsy Walker, presumably to avoid conflict with the upcoming Captain Marvel movie.