Wear Your Superheroes Day is back! Last year we shared the story of Leanna, a five-year-old girl who loves superheroes but was teased at school for wearing her superhero clothes. Her older sister Adalina promptly declared October 1 to be Wear Your Superheroes Day, when boys and girls who believe superheroes are for EVERYONE could show solidarity by wearing their superhero gear.
The event was a tremendous success, both at the girls’ school and online, where we had more than 1,800 participants from the U.S. and around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom (to name just a few countries).
Since that day, Leanna has been much more comfortable with sharing her interest in superheroes, and better yet, we’ve heard from parents of other kids who have been encouraged by her story and by the many photos and messages that were shared by others on Facebook and elsewhere online.
This year, we’d like to keep the momentum going. On Thursday, October 1, please join us by wearing your favorite superhero attire and sharing your photos to our Facebook event or on Twitter/Instagram with the hashtag #WearYourSuperheroes. Whether it’s a full costume that you designed or something simple like an accessory to go with your work clothes, we’d love to see what ideas everyone comes up with!