10 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

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!

    Bitter Root Vol. 2: Rage & Redemption & Naomi

    Bitter Root Vol. 2: Rage & Redemption & Naomi

    #11: Breck and Sophia dive into Bitter Root Vol. 2 which introduces readers to a new monster and more adventures. They also geek out over one of DC’s newest superheroes, Naomi. Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. — Check out the GT Network: network.geektherapy.com GT Forum: forum.geektherapy.com GT Discord: geektherapy.com/discord GT Facebook […]

    • 52 min
    Bitter Root, Vol. 1: Comic Book Review

    Bitter Root, Vol. 1: Comic Book Review

    #10: Breck and Sophia discuss Bitter Root, Vol. 1: Family Business, a comic book about a family of monster hunters who combat creatures infected by racism. Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. — Check out the GT Network: network.geektherapy.com GT Forum: forum.geektherapy.com GT Discord: geektherapy.com/discord GT Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/geektherapy GT Twitch: twitch.tv/geektherapy […]

    • 31 min
    Alone Together

    Alone Together

    #9: Breck and Sophia break down their favorite pandemic-themed comics and entertainment. Notes/Resources: Centers for Disease Control – Taking Care of Your Emotional Health – https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp Preparation and Response Plan; National Child Traumatic Stress Network – https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf NAMI HelpLine – https://namiohio.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/HelpLine-Coronavirus-Planning.pdf Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. — Check out the GT Network: […]

    • 45 min
    Supercouples in Comic Books

    Supercouples in Comic Books

    #8: Breck and Sophia list off some of their favorite interracial/interspecies couples in comic books, give some relationship advice and ultimately find that the best superpower anyone can possess is… Love. Links: Trevor Lifeline – https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/programs-services/trevor-lifeline/ Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. — Check out the GT Network: network.geektherapy.com GT Forum: forum.geektherapy.com […]

    • 43 min
    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/ Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. — Check out the […]

    • 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. Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. — Check out the GT Network: network.geektherapy.com GT Forum: forum.geektherapy.com GT Discord: geektherapy.com/discord GT Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/geektherapy GT Twitch: twitch.tv/geektherapy Find us at www.GeekTherapy.com | @GeekTherapy  Become a member of Geek Therapy […]

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Taylor63toys ,

Important social importance!

Thank you Sophia and Breck! Love how you dissect the topics. You both provide insight into our heroes and the societal impact. Thank you !

Ellie B. Gul ,

Love it

More please!

Palette Of Style ,

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Insightful commentary and education on issues that effect all of us, with a healthy dose of geek!

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