Everyday heroes drawings help the ACLU

This young lady from New York City is raising funds for the ACLU in a unique way.


By Carol Tannenhauser

A 12-year-old Upper West Side girl has found a way to fight the “sadness” she feels about, what she diplomatically calls, “current events.” Sasha Harmon Matthews – already a published comic-book author and artist – has launched the “Everyday Superheroes Project” to raise both her spirits and money for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In less than a month, the seventh grader from MS 54 has created and sold 33 commissioned cartoon likenesses of people, from cookie bakers to microbiologists, highlighting their everyday superpowers.

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Sasha is a truly remarkable person and is very aware of what is going on in the world around here. More kids need to be like her. I hope some of you are inspired by her story. Oh, and if you can afford to do it, consider commissioning her for a piece of art.

Wikipedia trolls have met there match in this young woman

A young Wikipedia editor withstood a decade of online abuse. Now she’s fighting back — on Wikipedia itself.

The Troll Taunter
She’d been receiving vicious emails for a decade. Sometimes she sought solace by commiserating with friends, or by stomping off to do something else, or occasionally — after the cruelest messages—by lying on her bed and crying. Temple-Wood became a frequent target of abuse merely because she is the rare female Wikipedia editor who has been active on the site for years. She manages to let much of the harassment slide off her. But many women eventually find the bullying to be too much, and leave the site.

Find out how she dealt with the constant abuse here.

The way that Emily Temple-Wood responded to being harassed by Internet trolls is so awesome. This is a long article, but is well worth the read. I salute this woman for her gusto and perseverance.

This 7-year-old has moxie

7-year-old girl sends 'Google boss' job application, gets a response
Chloe Bridgewater, who lives in Hereford, England, loves her tablet computer and robots. When she found out about Google – and the perks of working there with slides, go-karts and bean-bag chairs – she knew she had to work there.

Read the full article here.

Chloe has a very awesome dad to encourage her to go after her dreams, even at her young age. It's also really awesome that the CEO of Google sent her a response. Gives you hope for the future.