Female Superheroes Fighting for Gender Equality

3 Badass Female Superheroes Fight Gender Inequality

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Dr. Howard Gardner's
Official Authoritative Site of Multiple Intelligences

Howard Gardner is Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He presented the theory of multiple intelligences for the first time in 1983 in the book Frames of Mind. Since then, the theory has been used in a wide variety of contexts and most frequently in education with students of all levels. Find out more at Gardner’s official MI website at multipleintelligencesoasis.org.


The MI9 Team is a group of female-led superheroes who joined forces to achieve social change. Each member represents one of the nine multiple intelligences: verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, to name a few and embodies a specific character trait, like leadership, determination and tenacity. They must constantly defend themselves and protect others as they battle against a gang of six supervillains, who are dead set on destroying anything in their paths. MI9 Team introduces each one of the characters and sets the stage for a battle between good and evil.



Sphinx possesses a special gift for riddles and is naturally powerful. Born in extreme poverty in the land of Concordia, as a child she worked in the fields, dreaming of an education. But in Concordia, only boys got to go to school. Then, when Sphinx was a young girl, she got an amazing opportunity. Upon graduation, she earned the Lion's Crown—a near impossible accomplishment which bestowed upon her many magical gifts, including the power of teleportation. Sphinx is the leader of the MI9 Team and later in life, she opens a girls school to pass on the gift of education.



Hoku is motivating, hardworking and strong. She was teased and bullied as a child, but found solace in sports and martial arts. She enlisted in military to serve her country, and after several tours overseas, Hoku lost a limb in battle. But she lifted herself up once again, training to grow mentally and physically stronger than ever. Hoku inspires others with disabilities to overcome their challenges. Her high-tech multi-functioning prosthetics give her super strength; and since her near-death experience she can communicate with the deceased and supernatural.



Athena has an impressive career in STEM and is driven by her heart as well as her mind. She had a happy, altogether normal childhood, until her mother was diagnosed with cancer and died after suffering her illness for years. Stricken with grief, Athena was visited by a magical owl in the hardest of times, who has since stayed always by her side. Athena tirelessly devotes her time to try to find cures and other ways to help those afflicted with illnesses and injuries. With the help of her trusty owl, Hoot, she nurtures her magical healing powers.


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The MI9 Team is a group of nine superheroes who joined forces to achieve social change and protect others as they battle against a gang of six supervillains, who are dead set on destroying anything in their paths.

All proceeds of MI9 Team go to support Gender Equality and Girls' Education.