Burka Avenger | The hero today's kids deserve
If you haven't heard of Burka Avenger yet, pay attention!
What is Burka Avenger?
Burka Avenger is a TV show breaking moulds all over the place, and is still fighting evil with books, three seasons on.
To the locals, she is known simply as the inspirational school teacher Jiya, but whenever evil is afoot, she takes on her alter identity, Burka Avenger. She uses Takht Kabaddi (a secret ancient mystic martial art where books and pens are primarily used as weapons in conjunction with a variety of advanced acrobatic moves) to defeat the bad guys. As the Burka Avenger, she uses the Burka as a disguise to conceal her true identity like super heroes do. No one knows the truth except for her father.
Why you should care
The popularity of this TV show means that kids are being shown a number of very important life lessons.
1. There are Muslim heroes
2. Education is important, and admirable
3. Education fights hate better than violence
4. Women can be strong, and women can be leaders of change
So why are you showing me this? I'm not a kid
You should watch an episode of Burka Avenger, even if you're not a kid - the theme music is pretty catchy, and everyone should see what a female, Muslim hero, fighting evil with education looks like. If that's not motivation enough, it's an impressive conversation topic for your next tinder date, meeting your significant other's parents, or job interview.
Alternatively, if you know any kids who could do with a hero, then you know what to do - be the cool adult they know and link them their newest interwebs obsession - it's even on YouTube.