“Comic book heroes are always political, and have always been political.” Our guest this week is Krystal Kara, the creator of the organization Be Super, which strives to use comic book characters as educational tools to understand social justice issues. Be Super aims to show that every individual is a hero.
We talk about Be Super, Wonder Woman, sexism and racism in the comic book and TV/movie worlds, and why Superhero stories need to be more than just escapism.
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Earlier this week I recorded a talk with Krystal Kara, founder of the Be Super Initiative. Unfortunately, the recording got terribly garbled, so I can’t post it. I’m working on transcribing it and should have that up for you all soon, but meanwhile i wanted to tell you more about her and her great organization.
Krystal Kara is the creator of the organization Be Super. Be Super strives to use comic book characters as educational tools to understand social justice issues. Be Super aims to show that every individual is a hero.
I got to meet Krystal at Wiscon recently, and was inspired by the work she and Be Super do. In the attempted podcast, We talked in general about her organization and the work it does, and about the new Wonder Woman movie- what we liked, what we had trouble with, and the discussion Be Super hosted after a showing of the movie. I hope to have the transcript up soon, but in the meantime, check out the great work they do!.