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“But Mommy, I thought only boys can be superheroes?”
They were innocent words out of my daughter’s mouth, but they made me cringe. As I was driving my child to preschool, we began talking about Halloween costumes. At only 4-years-old, she had gone through dozens of ideas, changing her mind on a weekly basis. On this day, though, she finally had her mind made up.
“I want to be a superhero,” she shouted with excitement! But it was the words that followed that made my heart sink.
“But Mommy, I thought only boys can be superheroes,” she said with hesitation in her voice.
I was shocked. I knew there were women superheroes, but my daughter obviously did not. And at such a young age, it makes me worry. In our society, women are sometimes at a disadvantage. We are objectified, we often don’t make as much money as men, and sometimes, we aren’t taken as seriously as our male counterparts.
Without hesitation, I quickly responded to my daughter. “Oh yes there are! Women can most definitely be a superhero,” I said, trying to convince my child.
As a woman in the media, I have faced my fair share of criticism. I’ve been told I am fat. I’ve been told I am ugly. I’ve been told that I am just a dumb blonde. And that’s NOT ok. I don’t want my daughter growing up, wondering what she may be capable of. I don't want my daughter holding back because that's what society may tell her. I want her to reach for her dreams, even if it’s as simple as being a superhero for Halloween.
Little does she know, she is our real-life superhero, complete with a cape and miracle powers. During our four month NICU stay, our surviving triplet was gifted a cape through a non-profit organization. The magenta cape was giant draped over her tiny, premature body. But, the giant “P” for Peyton was hard to miss. Her entire life has been a challenge, but we have always shown her that she can do anything she puts her mind to. ….
After thinking it over, my daughter agreed with me. Even women can be superheroes. So which superhero did she choose? Peyton wants to be her own superhero. So, look out for “Super P” this Halloween. #superhero#halloween#preemie#micropreemie#22weeker#premature
What does it take to be your own #superhero ? We spoke to the founder of @techgirlsaresuperheroes to find out. Link in bio.⠀
P.S have you read our new issues of Careers with Code? Out now, via our website.⠀
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| 17/8/19 | ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Forgive me, my liege, for I have been slacking on the updates and I assure you that will change effective immediately. In the meantime, I send you this to prove my loyalties have, and always will, remain with the Skrull empire. Thank you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ His clothes materialize onto him. He looks out the window to see an auburn sky with dots of orange fluff that slightly resemble: chickens, homing pigeons, and bears. The concave mouth opens a cavern and soon an echo is let out into the world coupled with a thump from arms hitting thighs. A body, clumsily, yet tiredly, reaches over to a preset tray filled with a drink and a slight snack to help boost his energy to gather himself. His name is Kal'vrr. Kal walks over over and puts on the customary, purple head-piece and walks out into the world, " DEAR, KLY'BN, I'M LATE! " He rushed back inside with a haste and quickly gathered items. Fragrance? Check. Keys? Check. The gift from Mortorg? Check! Kal'vrr rushed out and ran as fast as he could to his destination. His feet picked up speed and would carry dirt underneath his battle-ready boots, there, his arms shifted into wings and he flew away from his house. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀