I had heard a lot about Queen Victoria, but didn’t know much about her life until after I took a tour at Kensington Palace during my London visit last year and then started watching “Victoria”, the British TV series. Being a history geek, I got really fascinated by her story. Although the queen lived a couple centuries before me, I saw a lot of myself in her when listening to her story that impacted me in many ways and was as relevant as those of modern women.
I had no deaf role models when growing up, so Wonder Woman was among some role models – real and fictional, living and dead – that I looked up to. There are other female super heroines like Super Girl, Catwoman, and others, but for some reasons Wonder Woman unconsciously has had such a powerful hold on me and has been my favorite female superhero.