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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x336 Gabby Rivera: The story of Marvel's first queer Latina superhero
TV-PG

  • 2018-11-29T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

With Marvel's "America Chavez," Gabby Rivera wrote a new kind of superhero — one who can punch portals into other dimensions while also embracing her gentle, goofy, soft side. In a funny, personal talk, Rivera shares how her own childhood as a queer Puerto Rican in the Bronx informed this new narrative — and shows images from the comic book that reveal what happens when a superhero embraces her humanity. As she says: "That myth of having to go it alone and be tough is not serving us."

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