Who's Your Wonderwoman?
What's your strength or superpower?
If you could create a supergirl or super woman, what powers would she have?
At the screening of Grrls' Literary Activism short film Her Powers. And Ours, Kore asked the audience to name Wonderwomen in their lives. Here's the Shero List:
Brenda Limón, Harriet Tubman
Gabby Giffords, Martha B. Hopkins, Jeanette Winterson
Shaun, my mom
Hillary Rodham Clinton
My mother 1920-2011
Marsha, the mother who sewed Wonder Woman costumes for Literary Activist Grrls
Nagako, my mom
Amy Bhola, my mom
Barb Krause, my mom
Alva B. Torre
Ms. Smith, Fiona Davey
Delen, Baby loa S
Kendra Davey, because she had the courage to stand alone from her family for what she believed, and she constantly shows me I can be whatever I want.
Diane Fausett, my mom
Ellie, my grandmother
Terry Medina, my godmother
Dr. Katherine Corbeille, because she was my mother's doctor. She would/could explain medical things (when there were still very few women doctors), Martha Griffiths, fearless woman attorney who is member of Congress, 1st woman member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Governor of Michagan, and Dr. Chindi Peavey, my daughter & Director of the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District - a true scientist who deals with world health and overcoming diseases.
Diana Chapman Kamilli, my wife and mentor
Bonnie Maguire, my mom, and Heather Eplay, my sister
Sylvia Schramm, my mom, RIP
Pam Grissom, my mom
Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Arlene and Sandy, because they are great human beings and not "just" women.
Catherine Mary Perreault, mom
We also asked newsletter readers; here are their Sheros:
Andrea England said,
"My super heroine is my daughter Mary. She is only seven years old but she has supported me while I was very ill, getting divorced, finding new love, and taking on a PhD. I wouldn't be who I am if not for her continued strength and smiles. She is also a lover of super heroes and made superhero halloween costumes. Her name is Mary England."
Diana Rhoades said,
"I would like to nominate several wonder women in my life... Regina Romero, Pam Sutherland, and Kim Rhoades."
Sarah Neal said,
"Please add Sharon McCurry to you list: she is the most wonderest, wonder woman ever."
Who is your shero?
Email her name to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add her to the heroine list.