Nova Reid's "Not all superheros wear capes-how you have the power to change the world" leverages her background in antiracism activism and mental wellbeing to provide insights on how social structures can be changed from the inside-out.
Nova shares a name with a superhero character from the 60s, but growing up she wanted nothing more than to have a name like "Laura" -- one that would make her feel more like her peers. Now, Nova shares how she lives up to her superhero namesake, educating people on microaggressions, and racial bias. Reid goes on to explain that microaggressions are not indicators of good or bad people. They're examples of learned expressions that society has engrained. Powerfully, Reid explains that well-intentioned, kind-hearted people are in the powerful majority, and must do the bulk of the work when it comes to unlearning racism.