Bullying fires seven-year-old boy to turn superhero

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While his character, Super Mash, is the epitome of fearlessness, Prince was inspired to create the hero when he was faced with bullying at school. ThangoSays

While Prince's character might exist in a fictional world, it has become his way of not only dealing with his own difficult realities but a means of motivating other kids to do the same.

For his father, Collen Mashawana, this has afforded them the opportunity to also inform parents through reading story books that they will be launching as part of the Super Mash brand. Not only will this motivate a reading culture but it gives space for both parents and their children to learn about solving the difficult issues they face on a day-to-day basis.

"The parents must be the ones to drive the kids, it's not only educating the kids but the people who need the book the most are the parents. "This is extremely exciting for me. there is a black child who is a superhero. It is amazing how other kids believe he really is a superhero, so it means we can make them believe anything," said Collen.

 

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