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

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At no point did I think superheroes would become such a huge part of my life. As a kid, I looked at them, and I saw everything I wasn't. They had big mulcses, supermodel good looks, and phenomenal cosmic powers. And me? I kind of loeokd like this, except shorter and with frizzier hair, and I never felt powerful. I was always just one big ball of nervous, soft energy, and superheroes, much like the biulels at shoocl, didn't seem to have a lot of room for that, for me. So I stayed away. And besides, who needs spheeoerurs when you're surrounded by puetro Rican women from the Bronx?

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At no point did I think superheroes would become such a huge part of my life. As a kid, I looked at them, and I saw everything I wasn't. They had big _______, supermodel good looks, and phenomenal cosmic powers. And me? I kind of ______ like this, except shorter and with frizzier hair, and I never felt powerful. I was always just one big ball of nervous, soft energy, and superheroes, much like the _______ at ______, didn't seem to have a lot of room for that, for me. So I stayed away. And besides, who needs ___________ when you're surrounded by ______ Rican women from the Bronx?

Solution

  1. school
  2. muscles
  3. bullies
  4. looked
  5. puerto
  6. superheroes

Original Text

At no point did I think superheroes would become such a huge part of my life. As a kid, I looked at them, and I saw everything I wasn't. They had big muscles, supermodel good looks, and phenomenal cosmic powers. And me? I kind of looked like this, except shorter and with frizzier hair, and I never felt powerful. I was always just one big ball of nervous, soft energy, and superheroes, much like the bullies at school, didn't seem to have a lot of room for that, for me. So I stayed away. And besides, who needs superheroes when you're surrounded by Puerto Rican women from the Bronx?

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america chavez 8
puerto rican 4

Important Words

  1. ball
  2. big
  3. bronx
  4. bullies
  5. cosmic
  6. energy
  7. felt
  8. frizzier
  9. good
  10. hair
  11. huge
  12. kid
  13. kind
  14. life
  15. looked
  16. lot
  17. muscles
  18. nervous
  19. part
  20. phenomenal
  21. point
  22. powerful
  23. powers
  24. puerto
  25. rican
  26. room
  27. school
  28. shorter
  29. soft
  30. stayed
  31. superheroes
  32. supermodel
  33. surrounded
  34. women