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Hey Legion! Jenna Busch here. Since I started the site last May 4th, the thing that has meant the most to me is getting to speak to kids about why we exist and why geekdom and fandom is important for both men and women. I recently wrote a story about the representation of women and girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers on television and in films for Metro and I was contacted by teacher Michael Espinos about speaking to his seventh and eight grade classes at Heineman Middle School. The kids read the article and wrote some amazing responses, which we discussed on the day of the talk.

I cannot begin to tell you what an honor it was to talk to these classes about everything from the way women are represented,  to the definition of feminism is, to why studios still tend to put female characters in a box. Their questions were fantastic and what they said has stuck with me since. Check out the talk below.

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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