This is a portrait of Clara Lemlich, represented in the style of a superhero. It’s from a fundraiser of commissioned portraits
called “Everyday Superheroes” by cartoonist Sasha Matthews
. The idea was to celebrate real people, doing what they love in life, by drawing them in the form of superheroes.
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Sasha notes: “Clara Lemlich was a labor activist in the early 1900s. An award ceremony named in her honor, and held at the Museum of the City of New York, that recognizes women in their 70s, 80s, 90s for lifetimes of activism, commissioned this portrait of Clara.” Senator Kamala Harris asks how it got started: