Oxford Languages defines a hero as “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities,” but we humans consider heroes to come in many different forms, whether human or not. In these times of amplified strife, it’s nice to recognize those who we appreciate.
The Do Tell question of September is: “Who is a hero of yours?”
Mother Earth because she has shown us how she heals after the immense amount of fires that we’ve had in the last number of years.
Abigail Polus, aka Siren Saint, Reno/Truckee
Gypsy extraordinaire and intimacy coach
One of my favorite heroines is Madonna. I appreciate the way she has always been brazen with her music, sexuality, and style and how she has always used those tools to be a beacon of light that defies the norms of how society perceives modern femininity.
Local community [members] that help each other out and do philanthropy without expectation of anything in return.
All dogs are heroes, especially my border collie/Great Dane, Marley, who lived until he was 19 years old and was my best friend and hero during those 19 years of my life.
My hero is my mom because she’s probably one of the strongest women I know, and in this world [in which it] is super difficult being a woman, it’s really nice to have a super strong female role model to look up to.