Wonder Girlz to Wonder Women

March 2, 2013


Whizzing around my neighborhood as Wonder Woman at the age of five, I was living boldly, uninhibited & full of life.

Clad in my lycra Underoos, I was ready to take on the world.  My red camisole, with an enormous yellow gold eagle, was displayed prominently in the front.

The bottoms I sported were a royal blue with brilliant white stars.  I wore my uniform with pride; I also wore it so frequently that my mom had to invest in a back-up pair so that my world of make-believe could continue on forever & ever, ensuring that I could live in my fairytale world as uninterrupted as possible.

My artistic mother made me countless golden tiaras & indestructible bracelets out of a special thick, shiny, gold paper; she even added a red star on the crown so that it was authentic. With these magical additions, I was transformed.

My bracelets deflected bullets.  I was invincible.

My cape (aka security blanket that I slept with), when fastened around my neck, allowed me to soar into the limitless sky.  With outstretched arms, my little feet moved so quickly, it seemed they no longer touched the ground. My view from above was that of a bird looking down mid-flight.

Obviously, I could also choose to ride in my invisible jet when the mission I was on happened to be extra dangerous & the strategical element of surprise was necessary.  Having an older brother meant that this had to employed with some frequency.

My old beat-up jump rope became the Lasso of Truth.  I could catch bad-guys in their lies & force them the tell the truth, making the world a better place.  [What I’d do now for that magic lasso now at the age of 37 in the dating world!]

My adventures were so wondrous & divine, they were, indeed, my reality.

I am sure that many of you beautiful Hipline ladies share a similar tale of fond memories.

As I reflect upon this precious time I spent being Wonder Woman as a girl, I am left as a Wondering Woman now:

  • As an adult, what are your Superheroine powers?
  • How do you unleash your Superheroine powers for the world to benefit from?
  • Are there more Superheroine powers that you are holding within you that you need to find a way to share with the world at large?
  • In what ways can we be sure to continue to be adventurous, strong & creative in our adult lives?
  • How can we help this generation of children be actively involved in the world of creative play & imaginary adventure?  <Pssst!!  I heard from Adele in her Rumor Has It that there is going to be a Shimmy Pop Girls Summer Camp!!  Eeee!>

Let’s all take our next steps forward confidently, taking up our space & fully embracing our inner superpowers for this amazing, beautiful, crazy-a$$ world that is in desperate need of our abundant love & positive energy!

In peace, love & shimmies, Heather

Heather is an advocate of embracing your inner Superheroine & loving life.  She looks forward to sharing the dancefloor with you in Shimmy Pop & Shimmy Pop Toning.  You can find more inspiration on how to Live Life Lusciously through her website, CreateYourOwnBeautiful.com.

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