Illustration by Vivienne Deily-Nelson by Amy Nelson Recent reporting from the Wall Street Journal has unleashed a firestorm over Instagram’s toxic effect on girls. Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, is charged with ignoring…
Girls, come on. Leave the saving of the world to the men? I don’t think so.
–Elastigirl. The Incredibles
Are you a heroic girl?
Halloween is coming up, and we want to show the world that girls can be superheroes, too. Whether you cosplay every weekend or once a year for Halloween, whether you are eight or 80, we want to see your heroic side. Share your heroic costumes on Twitter or Tumblr with the hashtag #iamaheroicgirl, or post them to our Facebook page. We will post the best ones on the Heroic Girls website.
Heroic Girls believes that there is nothing wrong with being cute, but that girls deserve more than just “cute.” They deserve the opportunity to be tough; to be smart; to fight for what they believe in.
They deserve the chance to be heroes.
Heroic Girls is an organization dedicated to empowering girls by advocating for strong role models in alternative media — particularly comics.