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Superhero Ethics episode 276

Echo, Amputees, & Intersectionality

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As an amputee, Echo holds a special place in my heart, so I’m excited to have comics expert Will Freeland join me to discuss this meaningful new MCU show.

Seeing a superhero who shares some of my experiences is incredible. Maya Lopez immediately enters the pantheon of disabled representation done right.

In this episode, Will and I analyze the show’s triumphs. We discuss Maya’s thoughtful portrayal as a deaf, Indigenous American amputee. We appreciate the respect given to Choctaw culture. And of course, we analyze the return of Wilson Fisk.

As always, Will provides insightful context from the comic books. Meanwhile, I share my personal reactions as an amputee seeing myself represented on screen.

Echo recaptures the spirit of the Netflix Marvel universe. It delivers an uplifting, kick-ass story centered on a new deaf indigenous hero. This show resonates with so many people. I can’t wait for you to hear our perspectives.

We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!

Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your thoughts? We’ve got options for you!

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