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Neighbourhood Organises Gender Free Superhero March for Girl who was Told she Couldn’t be Spiderman Because she was a Girl



When four-year-old Ellie started coming home from school upset that the boys wouldn’t let her be Spiderman because she was a girl, her Mother reached out to other parents and realised that she wasn’t alone.

“So many parents responded to it. Whether they had little girls going through the same thing or had heard their own little boys saying similar things to girls,” she said.

After hearing about Ellie’s situation, her Neighbourhood decided to organise the first ever Uptown Superheroes March, where boys could dress as girl superheroes and vice versa.

The organisers of the march were overcome with the huge response it received.

One father of a six-year-old Superman named Lola said: “Whatever you want to be, you should be able to be. I think that’s the world we’re trying to get to and I hope that’s the world my daughter lives in at this moment”.

Ellie’s mum added: “I hope that she can remember this experience and feel more comfortable with being who she is.”

Jessica Harris

Hi, I’m Jess. Mum of 3 kids, happy wife and self-confessed gossip queen. I have a background in media and this is where my love of all things celeb began. Being a mother myself I understand we don’t always have time to sit down, have a cuppa and catch up on the latest breaking gossip stories – this is where I come in!

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