Superheroes and Feminism: Strength Versus Sexuality
To be sexy or not be sexy: This is the question that slammed me like a brick wall when I began designing my Blue Beacon costume. For inspiration, I looked at outfit designs of other famous female superheroes.
Imagine my surprise when the Blue Beacon said she was low on inspiration and asked me, the villain, to fill in. Normally I would have said no, but I thought it was time I explained my insidious plot and why keep sending messages.
One Person Can’t Change the World — Because People Always Join and Help
Have you ever noticed how Buffy always has to skip classes to chase down vampires? Or how Peter Parker sometimes misses the coolest photo opportunities because he’s off fighting Green Goblin? If comics teach us any lesson, it’s this: When you’re busy being a superhero, it’s hard to get ahead.
I got caught today. Blue tights and black boots–hood over my head–trying to sneak out of my day job before my co-workers could see the superhero costume, I hurried through the final room, almost out the brilliant thresh hold and into the sun — “Wow,” my co-worker said as I rushed by.
Day Seven: Puppies and the Inspirational Power of Donating.
Too often we underestimate the power of giving. Whether it be money, time, or encouragement, when we give even a little, we send out ripples that change the world — and give non-profits a foundation to build on.
Donning the Mask: My First Day as a Superhero. Mission: Note in the Pocket
Every superhero story should begin with the dramatic pounding of boots against the night concrete and the dark flash of a cape across a moonlit sky. I had planned to start mine that way — until I sat down to write it.
The Triangle now has its very own superhero: The Blue Beacon!
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