Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spider-Man, X-Men, Ms. Marvel & More Headline TEDxTeen 2014 Speech

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Spider-Man, X-Men, Ms. Marvel & More Headline 
TEDxTeen 2014 Speech

Inspirational “Myths, Misfits & Masks” Presentation Now Available For Streaming

On Saturday, March 1st, 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 Warriorspresented an energetic and encouraging speech titled “Myths, Misfits & Masks”. If you missed out on this exciting and inspirational speech in person, it is nowavailable 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

To celebrate Amanat’s presentationMarvel  is proud to offer an exclusive FREE digital collection, All-New Marvel Now! Teen Heroes! Head, 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 11PM EST).

“Myths, Misfits & Masks” addressed how societal constructs and stereotypes can impact the self-perception and self-worth of individuals—in particular teens & 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 theX-Men, Spider-Man & now Ms. Marvel – comic book characters in Marvel’s long history of sharing stories about the powers that come with being “different”.

Amanat’s TEDxTeen talk is now available to watch the same day as the nextexciting chapter of Ms. Marvel hits comic shops. Ms. Marvel #2 is now available at your local comic book retailer and available for digital download through the Marvel Digital Comic Shop.
Don’t miss another groundbreaking issue of the series people are calling “remarkable”, “amazing”, and “wholly original”! Kamala Khan has the whole world talking – and you won’t want to miss out!

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