When Marvel Comics debuted its X-Men, the main intention was always to help readers understand the negative effects of discrimination and prejudice against minorities. Along the years, an uncountable number of mutant characters was created to become superheroes or even supervillains, but the invitation for a debate about equity and diversity celebration was present in every comic book.
However, even among mutants there are minorities and different backgrounds to help readers understand that, despite being mutants, these characters are individuals with their own characteristics. We have seen different ethnicities, physical and mental disabilities, exotic cultural backgrounds, and even neurodiverse mutants. The three ones below represent three of the most common neurodiverse conditions.
If you have a child who’s experiencing any diversity-based trait or disability, show them that even superheroes can have the same characteristics as they have, so they can become whoever they want. The whole Speakable team celebrates differences and know anyone can be a hero!
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