Wear Your Superheroes Day Created For Little Girl Who Was Teased At School

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Leanna is like a lot of little girls. She’s five-years-old and loves superheroes. Unfortunately, when she wore her superhero t-shirts to kindergarten, boys in her class tell her that superheroes are “for boys.” That’s when her seven-year-old sister Adalina stepped in. She declared October 1st to be Wear Your Superheroes Day – a day for boys and girls of all ages to wear superhero clothing.

It started with a Facebook event, and over 2,000 people RSVP’d. Participants posted pics on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #WearYourSuperheroes. Organizers Tom Nagel, Stacy Brannan-Smith, and Mindy Ellis Nagel posted the following on the Facebook event:

To everyone who shared their #WearYourSuperheroes photos and words of encouragement for Adalina and Leanna: Thank you so much! To say that we are overwhelmed by your response would be an extraordinary understatement.

Although I don’t think they totally understand the impact that their idea had, or just how many people came together to support them, I can say with certainty that the girls had a blast today. More importantly, you helped us achieve our goal of enabling Leanna to “wear her superheroes” with confidence!

After talking with her this evening, I realized that she didn’t see this day as being about her. It was simply a celebration. She told me that she was excited that everyone got to dress up as their favorite superhero, and I could tell how happy she was that there were so many other people who share her interests.

They’ve created a website for the event, and they’re not done. They plan to continue hosting events, including something for Halloween. You can keep up with the latest at their Facebook page.

(via CNET, photo via Wear Your Superheroes)

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