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04/25/13 | OOO

Little Girls Are Better at Designing Superheroes Than You

Invent your future! Encourage kids to imagine their strongest, wildest selves regularly with superhero costumes and power poses.

By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

Over spring break, undergraduate biology student and artist Alexandria Law started a mini art project. Her new blog Little Girls Are Better at Designing Superheroes Than You features pictures Alex took of girls wearing superhero costumes – alongside her drawings of the girls as actual superhero characters.

“Kids are more impressionable than you, but kids can also be less restricted by cultural gender norms than you. Kids are more creative than you, and they’re better at making superheroes than you,” she writes.

Perhaps we should listen to the next generation more – and help them imagine and invent the bold, wildly imaginative and strong versions of themselves.

Check out the full roster of girls and characters at Alex Law’s blog Little Girls Are Better at Designing Superheroes Than You.

And did you know today is “take your daughter to work” day? Let’s keep up the tech/women empowerment – every day.

Women 2.0 readers: How can we encourage our girls to imagine themselves as superheros, leaders and innovators? Let us know in the comments below.

Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.

Anne-Gail Moreland

Anne-Gail Moreland

Anne-Gail Moreland, an intern with Women 2.0, was on the StartupBus. She studies neuroscience at Mount Holyoke College, where she is trying to merge a passion for tech and the brain into a new wave of cognition-based technology

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