Comics & Gaming Website Creates Comic Strip Celebrating Real-Life Superwomen

Real-Life Superwomen Comic Book Project | NerdBear

We’re living in an exciting time when it comes to the depiction of female superheroes on screen, with movies like ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Captain Marvel’, and TV series such as ‘Batwoman’ and ‘Supergirl’ ushering in an era where the damsels aren’t the ones in distress, they are the ones doing the saving.

But it’s not just the fictional on-screen world where we see more and more female heroes leaping to the headlines. The truth is there are numerous wonder women in the real world, who deserve to be celebrated every day. Some are celebrities, some are well-known politicians and athletes, and others are ordinary women, girls and femmes who are raising their voices, taking a stand and making a change.

We’re not the only ones celebrating these amazing women. Comics and gaming website NerdBear recently released a series of comic strips called ‘The Real-Life Superwomen Project’ and it has been getting a lot of attention online.

“Superheroes are everywhere, and their global appeal is not slowing down any time soon. A superhero may be defined by their powers, and yet the essence of a superhero goes far deeper than that. A superhero is defined by their righteous actions, their ability to lead and inspire others, their heroism and nobility in the face of obstacles, and their fortitude and moral compass in fighting injustice,” says a description about the project on their website.

“We wanted to celebrate some defining moments over the last couple of years and the incredible women behind them. For this, we thought it would be fitting to turn these superwomen into comic book strips, and the Real-Life Superwomen Project was born,” it continues.

There are those whose heroic actions have defined culture and society over the past few years, including GOAT Serena Williams, history-making actress Sandra Oh, teen gun control activist Emma Gonzalez, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Harriet Tubman, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Michelle Obama, Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, history-making gymnast Simone Biles, the #MeToo movement, the #TimesUp movement, the Fearless Girl statue in New York City, the Women’s March, and more.

Real-Life Superwomen Comic Book Project | NerdBear

At the end of their post and underneath the comic strip images they shared on the website, NerdBear shared some sobering statistics via UN women, explaining why there is still plenty of work to do in the way of gender equality, despite so many gains for women.

“While this wave of feminism has become a tsunami of change, the work is far from over. Here are some sobering facts that illustrate how far we still need to go:

  • Over 2.7 billion women are legally restricted from having the same choice of jobs as men.
  • Only 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs are Women.
  • The global proportion of parliamentary seats occupied by women stood at 23.8 percent in June 2018.
  • 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical or sexual violence.
  • 137 women across the world are killed by a member of their own family every day.”

They also shared info and links to the following organizations – National Women’s Law Center, CAMFED, Girls Not Brides, Dress For Success, and Futures Without Violence to help motivate readers to get involved with those who are already on the ground doing important work to change the world.

It is important to celebrate and be inspired by real-life as well as fictional superheroes, and the best way to do that is to get involved in work that can help change communities and the world ourselves. From where we stand, that’s why we believe heroes exist. Be sure to head over to NerdBear to check out all the images from the Real-Life Superwomen Project!

Real-Life Superwomen Comic Book Project | NerdBear

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