It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Girl in a Cape!

30 Jan

Girls in Capes

I’ve been stuck on superheroes for as long as I can remember.  Spider-Man was my favorite, and when I first saw the movies — the ones with Tobey Maguire — I was just about the happiest person imaginable.

One thing that always bothered me, though, was that I had difficulty finding superheroes I could relate to.  Spider-Man came close, with his alter ego Peter Parker’s shyness and slight nerdiness.  But Superman, with his physical bulk and commanding presence?  Batman with his multimillionaire lifestyle?  Somehow, none of them could serve me as a role model for the type of person I wanted to become one day — one I actually could strive to be.

And then I met Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman, or Diana of Themyscira, is a warrior princess of the Amazons whose mission is to promote peace to a world that may or may not be interested in it…

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