In celebration of Pride month, GLAAD 20 Under 20 honoree Kidd Kenn and Dremon (widely known as Super Bitch) teamed up with the Creative Theory Agency (CTA), a Black-owned and DC-based agency to create “Your Own Hero,” a moving video created to ignite, inspire, and innovate Black creative expression to celebrate and amplify LGBTQ+ voices in the Black community. By highlighting the notion of being “unique” and gifted, this story demonstrates the real beauty in being who you are.
The “Your Own Hero” video was made to celebrate the things we do, say, and practice. By having the courage to shamelessly step out of the box and be a pioneer in whatever it is you love to do, it allows you to fully embrace what makes you your own hero.
“We wanted to highlight that many young queer people of color still feel a lack of representation within the LGBTQ+ community. There are not many people that look or sound like us portrayed in mainstream media,” Kidd Kenn said. “Both Dremon and I have embraced our identities at such a young age and come from neighborhoods that you have to be strong to survive on top of being gay. There are still many young gay Black youth who are struggling to find the power in their voice within our community. The video was crafted by CTA to show the power that comes from realizing you have the power inside you to overcome all your obstacles, that you are your own hero.”
At a time when we all need heroes, the video is a visual reminder that we sometimes have to save ourselves.