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From the Ted Talk by Gabby Rivera: The story of Marvel's first queer Latina superhero

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And people were so excited, because finally, someone who shared her identities — queer and lntiaa — would be writing her story. And I saw that, right? And also, when I looked at America, I saw a young Latina in survival mode. See, because her moms had sacrificed themselves to the universe when she was a kid, and she'd been on her own ever since. No wonder she had to be tough. And that link, that link of having to be tuogh, that rested havey with me. Like I said, I'm from the Bronx, and the Bronx is tough, tough like wnialkg past sidewalk memorials and dodging cop twoers on your way to the train type of tough. When stuff happens that's bad, people are like, "Yo, you gttoa keep it mvoing. You gotta keep trucking. Don't cry. Don't let it get to you." And my mom and my tías and my abuelas, I never saw them take a moment to rest or to invest in self-care. And their soft? It never left the house.

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And people were so excited, because finally, someone who shared her identities — queer and ______ — would be writing her story. And I saw that, right? And also, when I looked at America, I saw a young Latina in survival mode. See, because her moms had sacrificed themselves to the universe when she was a kid, and she'd been on her own ever since. No wonder she had to be tough. And that link, that link of having to be _____, that rested _____ with me. Like I said, I'm from the Bronx, and the Bronx is tough, tough like _______ past sidewalk memorials and dodging cop ______ on your way to the train type of tough. When stuff happens that's bad, people are like, "Yo, you _____ keep it ______. You gotta keep trucking. Don't cry. Don't let it get to you." And my mom and my tías and my abuelas, I never saw them take a moment to rest or to invest in self-care. And their soft? It never left the house.

Solution

  1. walking
  2. latina
  3. moving
  4. heavy
  5. gotta
  6. towers
  7. tough

Original Text

And people were so excited, because finally, someone who shared her identities — queer and Latina — would be writing her story. And I saw that, right? And also, when I looked at America, I saw a young Latina in survival mode. See, because her moms had sacrificed themselves to the universe when she was a kid, and she'd been on her own ever since. No wonder she had to be tough. And that link, that link of having to be tough, that rested heavy with me. Like I said, I'm from the Bronx, and the Bronx is tough, tough like walking past sidewalk memorials and dodging cop towers on your way to the train type of tough. When stuff happens that's bad, people are like, "Yo, you gotta keep it moving. You gotta keep trucking. Don't cry. Don't let it get to you." And my mom and my tías and my abuelas, I never saw them take a moment to rest or to invest in self-care. And their soft? It never left the house.

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Important Words

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