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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.”

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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:

 

Lady, you are awesome. Head over to Today for more on the story, including how she did it.

(via Comicbook.com)

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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