What Makes One A Super Hero? 9 Women Tell Us What They Think

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June 20, 2017 | BY Singapore Tatler

Wonder woman isn't just a fictional character. 

Not all heroes wear capes—some of them wear stilettos while conquering the world.

When Lisa Crosswhite, founder of Chi Chi Von Tang, set out to design her anime-inspired collection, she sought inspiration from 'everyday' super heros—real women, making huge waves in their respective communities.

Here's what 9 different strong women have to say about what makes one (and them) a real life hero.


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“A girl who knows the power of her flames.”
Rosalyn Lee, radio DJ


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“Being a voice to create environmental awareness.”

Liv Lo, host and eco-advocate


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“The ability to calm people by channeling positive vibes.”

- Nadia Rahmat, model and events manager


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(On the right, pictured with Lisa Crosswhite)

“Being an 'all-in-one woman'. Also, juggling a.k.a multi-tasking!”

Dr. Jade Kua, paediatric emergency specialist


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(Pictured in the middle)

“God gives me the supernatural strength to be a mum to three boys, while being an entrepreneur, doctor, travel writer, and running social enterprise Crib.”

- Dr. Elaine Kim, doctor and co-founder of Crib


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“To be completely and unapologetically yourself. Never shy away from who you are”

Hanli Hoefer, MTV VJ


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“My super power is surrounding myself with super people, who feed my soul while challenging, encouraging and loving me.”

-Paige Parker, gemologist


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“My ability to transcend dull reality, with the magic of nature and creativity.”

Sabrina Ault, creative director


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(Pictured second from the left)

“To be strong when I need to be, and also soft when I need to be.”

- Wanying Lim, private wealth banker


Photos: Courtesy of Chi Chi Von Tang

(Related: 5 Women On What Living Fearlessly Means To Them)