For me it was Wonder Woman. Even today, it’s Wonder Woman. The jet, the bracelets, the lasso… but mostly it’s because of her dark hair.
There weren’t a lot of brunettes who were considered beautiful on TV in the ’70s. So when Lynda Carter put on the Wonder Woman bathing suit… it was mind-blowing. Not only because she is beyond gorgeous, but because she was smart, strong and … Amazonian! She was beautiful because she was a big, powerful woman. And Carter is half Mexican!
I’ve been 5-foot-7 since I was 12, and a permanent brunette. I grew up at a time when you were tiny and blonde or you were ugly. Could I grow up to be Wonder Woman someday? Is this why I still want to be a stunt woman?
The thing about superheroes is… they’re really normal human beings. Their “special power” is just not being lazy, selfish or mean. Ever. That’s something you can handle once in a while, right?
Two events coming up will help you tap into your special powers to help Central Texas children. They’ll even let you dress up.
FRI, AUG 24: Preemie Power Family Celebration
All families and friends of preemie babies are invited to join Hand to Hold for its third annual Preemie Power Family Celebration at the Dell Diamond’s United Heritage Center at 5 pm on Friday, August 24, in Round Rock. The free celebration will feature a superhero theme, ball park buffet and fun activities for all the once-tiny heroes of the NICU and their siblings. Families are invited to stay for the Round Rock Express game which begins at 7 pm and the fireworks after the game. Learn more.
SUN, SEPT 30: CASA Superhero Run
Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes! Join CASA of Travis County for the CASA Superhero Run 5K and Kids 1K on September 30th at Mueller Lake Park & Hangar. Adults and kids are welcome to dress up as their favorite superhero – or make up your own. I don’t think they even care if you run fast. You’ll be a superhero for just signing up. Learn more.