What is a Real Life Superhero?
What it means to be a Rain City Superhero
Are you new to the Purple Reign Campaign page or to the RCSM/RLSH movement? Still trying to figure out what exactly, a 'Rain City Superhero' or a 'Real Life Superhero' is? I can't answer for everyone, but this is what it means to me:
I chose the symbol of a superhero because it stands for justice, courage, and service. Plus it gives hope, renewing the dream inside us that not all people are bad. Yes, there are people in this world who have the power, ability, AND the desire to help others! This is what it means to be a superhero in the real world.
I use a costume to raise awareness and bring attention to my mission: stopping domestic violence, abuse, bullying, and street crime. I'll tell you a secret....it works! I advocated for victims, spoke out against abuse and bullying, and stood up to crime before the 'Purple Reign' persona was born. But I didn't have the opportunity or the reach to help or inspire as many people as we do now - all thanks to the awareness the costumes have raised. Plus its fun to dress up! Who says service and volunteer work can't be fun and adventurous?!
Personally, I prefer the term 'Everyday Hero' as opposed to Superhero. It's more humbling and represents the average citizen raising up to fight injustice. Most people have it within themselves to be someone's hero.
In addition to my own mission against abuse and crime, I hope to inspire people across the world to become active and campaign for a cause close to their own heart, with or without the costume of course. Each person's unique abilities and talents give them their 'Superpower.' Some use these gifts selfishly, commit crime or hurt others, or sadly leave them to waste. For some, their strength is simply in their passion for their cause.
Members of the Rain City Superhero Movement have recognized the power within themselves to do good for others and stand as a public symbol, vowing to never be that person who stands by while bad things happen to innocent people. To me, this is what makes someone a superhero.
If you want to get involved with the Purple Reign Campaign or the Rain City Superhero Movement, please get in touch!! I'd love to hear from you. What is your 'Superpower' and what 'Cause' stirs up emotion inside your heart?? ♥