Watching Steven Universe with Nate Mullen


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Nate Mullen is an artist, educator, dad and friend from Detroit.

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NATE: My name is Nate Mullen. I am in artist and educator, dad, friend.

ZAK: I'm very excited about Nate's advice. It's a media recommendation.

NATE: Everybody should watch Steven Universe. It's a coming-of-age story of this person named Steven learning to control his powers which are deeply connected to his emotional reality.

ZAK : What does it work so well?

NATE: So, it's a cartoon so it's silly, it's goofy. He raps about his favorite ice-cream cookies. But he also, in order to like, you know, access his power, he has to tap into, like, what is joy for him or what is pain for him, right? And as he grapples with that, right, like, that allows him to access superpowers. And what else do we need at this moment more than understanding that having deep access to our emotions are superpower

You can find Steven Universe on Hulu or on Amazon, Apple.

The other thing is that like, in my family, like, Meilu, who's 4 has been watching it for 2 years. I watch it. Jenny watches it. We're in our 30s. My mom watches it who's in her 50s. My brother watches it who is in high school. Right? It's this thing that my mom, who is a grown-ass woman and my brother who's in high school, have been bumping heads a lot. In this moment Steven Universe is something that's bringing them together.

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