Girls can be their own superheroes | John Marcotte | TEDxSacramentoSalon by TEDx Talks   4 years ago

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John Marcotte, founder of Heroic Girls, challenges the audience to look beyond what is labeled as "girly" or "feminine" to explore how such labels limit the potential of future generations.

John Marcotte is the founder and writer of Heroic Girls, a comic book organization dedicated to empowering girls. Much of Marcotte’s stories are based off of his experiences as the father of two girls who love superheroes.

He has been covered by several media outlets including the Huffington Post KXTV, USA Today, and others. His girls are well known and often drawn in the comic book and geek scenes across the U.S. John has garnered quite a following and speaks to a topic that's on the forefront of the minds of people around the globe.

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