Civic ImaginationMain MenuThe Big Map: an Overview of the Civic ImaginationThe Big Map of Civic Imagination all over the worldNon FictionReal World Instances that inspire Civic ImaginationPopular Culture/FictionalCharacters, stories and fictional universes that resonate with communities and inspire actionMyth and FolkloreStories from cultures around the world that inspire Civic ImaginationReligiousStories based in faith and religionsMigrating the StoriesExplore the Big Map and then remix Imagination by migrating stories to new localesContributorsPeople who contributed stories to the projectGabriel Peters-Lazaro3bc3965831120bc593545fef6d0da73657e21ea0Emilia Yang0306ec8482b0946a4ad881acf758effb11741533
12016-07-19T09:08:41-07:00Sangita Shresthova497a02d289c277275bc5ece441097deedf8135e791992I am a first generation Thai-American living in Las Vegas, NV. I grew up with a dichotomous cultural identity and find solace in pop culture and politics. I feel empowered by those around me primarily the inspiring women in my life. google_maps2016-07-20T06:02:06-07:0036.167369, -115.175036Sangita Shresthova497a02d289c277275bc5ece441097deedf8135e7I am a first generation Thai-American living in Las Vegas, NV. I grew up with a dichotomous cultural identity and find solace in pop culture and politics. I feel empowered by those around me primarily the inspiring women in my life.
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12016-07-19T09:15:35-07:00Sangita Shresthova497a02d289c277275bc5ece441097deedf8135e7Sailor Moon5Sailor Moon is a young teenage girl that learns that she has magical powers that allows her to fight against the evils of the extraterrestrial world. She finds the Sailor Scouts, Venus, Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter. Each of them have powers that relate to the symbolism of their planet and a specific superhero outfit that they wear. Based in Neo-futuristic Tokyo the story was released in the 1990’s as a manga and then a television anime came out. It became very popular among teens especially young Asian-American girls because of where it was based although the characters were many depicted as white skin tone.google_maps2016-07-20T06:00:18-07:0036.165151, -115.110491Sangita Shresthova497a02d289c277275bc5ece441097deedf8135e7
12016-07-28T10:26:58-07:00Sangita Shresthova497a02d289c277275bc5ece441097deedf8135e7Em/Power Love1As Liz finishes her spiritual trip around the world she heads to Brazil for her final stop. She stops into a local bar where this man Sebastiao spills a glass of wine on her. From there the love story began and the couple traveled around Brazil to take photos of social injustice. One night they were out in the middle of a field where they were taking photos of an approaching comet and Sebastiao noticed something strange in the image. They went to the comet collision and found an luminescent girl standing there. She introduces herself as Em, an inter-terrestrial who warns them about the consequences of gender inequality. She says there is an outer universal counsel that judges planets according to social understandings. Em tells them that she has magic powers to empower women and helps them reach self-discover. Liz and Sebastiao take on the mission to travel around the world with Em to show the strong women all over the world. Together they take photos of social injustices while illustrating stories of women struggling to find themselves within their societies. After taking the photos with Em using her magic power given by the moon they feel they can become their own hero. Em takes the photos back to the counsel to prove that Earth is becoming a more equal society. But Liz and Sebastiao’s work of empowering women and showing social injustices will still continue.google_maps2016-07-28T10:26:58-07:00-8.538263, -55.925492Sangita Shresthova497a02d289c277275bc5ece441097deedf8135e7