On Saturday, March 1, 2014, the We Are Family Foundation hosted the 5th TEDxTeen conference and Marvel’s own Sana Amanat, editor of MS. MARVEL, ELEKTRA, CAPTAIN MARVEL and NEW WARRIORS presented an energetic and encouraging speech titled “Myths, Misfits & Masks.” If you missed out on this exciting and inspirational speech in person, it is now available to watch anytime.
Sana enthusiastically said, “Speaking at TEDxTeen was one of the highlights of my career. Not only because I was amidst such incredible individuals, but also I could finally share with the world how empowering and inspiring super hero stories can be.”
You can view the presentation right now through TEDxTEEN.com.
To celebrate Amanat’s presentation, Marvel is proud to offer an exclusive free digital collection, ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! TEEN HEROES! Head to marvel.com/tedx, add the ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! TEEN HEROES collection to your cart and use the provided promo code TEEN to get your free digital collection that includes MS. MARVEL #1, ALL-NEW X-MEN #1, NEW WARRIORS #1 and NOVA #1 to read in the Marvel Comics App (offer ends 3/31 11 PM EST).
“Myths, Misfits & Masks” addressed how societal constructs and stereotypes can impact the self-perception and self-worth of individuals, in particular teens and adolescents who may be the most impressionable. How can we manage others expectations of our identities and establish our authentic self? This idea is evaluated through the lens of positive and accessible imagery and storytelling—and comic book stories in particular through their aspirational impact. Enter the X-Men, Spider-Man and now Ms. Marvel, comic book characters in Marvel’s long history of sharing stories about the powers that come with being “different”.
MS. MARVEL #2 is now available at your local comic book retailer and available for digital download through the Marvel Digital Comic Shop.
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