7 episodes

Hero Nation was created to shed a light on underrepresented communities in comic books, television, movies, and other forms of media. We believe diversity in media matters because at the heart of geekdom is connection. What better way to connect than building an inclusive society where all voices are heard? Stories affect how we see other people and how we see ourselves. Accurate representation of marginalized groups, therefore, is key in helping to break down stereotypes, eradicating the “us vs. them” mentality, and emphasizing the interconnectedness between us all. Hero Nation will offer a platform to stories and characters you may already know or may never have heard of but should know. And since we love psychology we also throw in a little bit of how these stories can be used in a therapeutic context. Join us as we celebrate diversity in the superhero world!

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Hero Nation was created to shed a light on underrepresented communities in comic books, television, movies, and other forms of media. We believe diversity in media matters because at the heart of geekdom is connection. What better way to connect than building an inclusive society where all voices are heard? Stories affect how we see other people and how we see ourselves. Accurate representation of marginalized groups, therefore, is key in helping to break down stereotypes, eradicating the “us vs. them” mentality, and emphasizing the interconnectedness between us all. Hero Nation will offer a platform to stories and characters you may already know or may never have heard of but should know. And since we love psychology we also throw in a little bit of how these stories can be used in a therapeutic context. Join us as we celebrate diversity in the superhero world!

    Using Music and Comic Books in the Classroom and in Therapy

    Using Music and Comic Books in the Classroom and in Therapy

    #7: The Hero Nation team discusses the healing power of music and comic books in the classroom and in therapy and share a few of their favorite resources. Resources for Educators and Mental Health Professionals: https://www.musictherapy.org/ https://www.gonoodle.com/ https://www.musictherapytunes.com/wp/ https://kinderart.com/ https://www.musicmotion.com/ http://www.comicspedia.net/ https://forum.geektherapy.com/

    • 29 min
    Racebending and Whitewashing: What’s the Difference?

    Racebending and Whitewashing: What’s the Difference?

    #6: Breck and Sophia discuss the important differences between racebending and whitewashing in comics and the media.

    • 32 min
    Biracial and Multiracial Superheroes

    Biracial and Multiracial Superheroes

    #5: Breck and Sophia discuss superheroes of mixed racial and cultural heritage and the importance of celebrating all parts of ourselves and others!

    • 35 min
    Captain Marvel: Don’t Try to Fit In… Just Fly

    Captain Marvel: Don’t Try to Fit In… Just Fly

    #4: The Hero Nation team discusses Captain Marvel and unpacks some of the controversy surrounding the movie. One thing is for sure though, Breck and Sophia will be first in line to support Carol Danvers and all she stands for!

    • 39 min
    Native American Superheroes

    Native American Superheroes

    #3: Join the Hero Nation team as they discuss Native American superheroes, give pointers on how to avoid cultural appropriation at the next Comic-Con and continue to spread Stan Lee’s message that the world needs heroes and role models in all forms.

    • 50 min
    Black Superheroes

    Black Superheroes

    #2: Sophia and Breck discuss Milestone Media, Static, Luke Cage and Black Lightning. Listen to how these characters are taking on real life villains like racism, drugs, inequality and the bad costumes of the 70s. Sophia surprisingly falls in love with a CW show and Breck shares his encyclopedia-like knowledge of the characters he connects to.

    • 49 min

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