An enterprising mom named Rebecca Millar was tired of not being able to find female superhero dolls for her daughter Abigail. She took matters into her own hands and made some herself. She made everything from Marvel characters Black Widow and Gamora to DC hero Wonder Woman.
“I simply want her to be empowered enough to proudly like the things she likes, even if it’s not the same as what a lot of her female peers like,” Millar told Today. “I want her to know that girls can like Marvel and superheroes, just the same as boys can like Frozen and princesses and that both are totally fine.”
Millar bought existing female toys and made them over into characters that have been largely missing in stores, which recently lead to the #WheresGamora and #WheresNatasha hashtags.
She also tweeted this today:
So @Marvel – if I can knock out a bunch of female superheroes on my kitchen table, with minimal effort and $$, your excuse is what exactly??
— Rebecca Millar (@bktlistingblog) July 24, 2015
Lady, you are awesome. Head over to Today for more on the story, including how she did it.