When we picture a superhero, we usually picture a guy in a tight costume with perhaps a nice, majestic-looking cape to go with it. We imagine someone ripped and handsome with brains as well as brawn. And a perhaps a devoted sidekick that only serves to make the main hero look all the more powerful.
Okay, so I'm not exactly well-versed in the world of comic books, but that's what I assume is the "typical" image that comes to mind when most people think about superheroes.
But what if the concept of "superpowers" was not so much about supernatural abilities, but more about being able to achieve incredibly difficult feats that are seemingly impossible for any human to accomplish.
What if it was about being able to achieve something phenomenal, against all odds, in this world rather than in some fantasy world? And what if, for instance, it was about being a pioneer in an impressive field or being able to achieve multiple things simultaneously?
By the way, you might want to check out this incredibly inspirational project which has seen kids with various illnesses being turned into "superheroes":
And what if the people we celebrated for achieving these feats were women? Because, as it turns out, women have a whole bunch of "superpowers" - as proven by science - and here are just a few of them:
Some people say women are talented multitaskers because they have an incredible ability to drown out interferences during particular activities. And as shown above, it would appear that being able to breastfeed while putting on makeup is part of a woman's multitasking repertoire.
2. Being both a commander of a space shuttle and a doting mother
The incredible and inspirational Eileen Collins was the very first female pilot and first female commander of a space shuttle. In 2006, after a 16-year long career, she left NASA with the intention of spending more time with her husband and two children.
3. Not letting bullies defeat her and persisting with her dream of saving the planet
Nadia is an incredible young woman. She started collecting trash on the route from school to home, and in no time at all, she managed to pick up more than two trash cans worth of plastic. Her classmates were not impressed, however, and began taunting her, calling her "Trash Girl".
Now she has an actual fanbase and a Facebook support group to her name. Plus her very inspired fans also made her into a cartoon superhero.
4. Women won't stand for police brutality
Unfortunately, police brutality is an epidemic in the US and it's no secret that it disproportionately affects people of color. This brave lady, however, decided that enough was enough and decided to stand up for those who couldn't defend themselves.