03 February 2009

Every Kids' Hero

A lot of kids attach themselves to their favorite comic book series or hero for one reason or another. I attached myself to the wonderful world of fictional characters, superpowers, heroes, and villains because I saw a part of me in them and them in me.

The day I met the X-Men changed my life forever. It was one of those rites of passage or, rather, a whole new chapter of my life just beginning. They sought to find acceptance in a world where they were seen as evil, as monsters, as abominations. I didn’t consciously know it back then but I shared their fear.