Tag: Melissa Benoist

When the World Is Too Scary for Supergirl: The Fear and Grief of an 8-Year-Old

Every week, our family gathers together on Sunday nights to watch Supergirl. We first fell in love with the series when our youngest daughter was nearly five years old. We wondered if the show might be too scary at times; however, she couldn’t get enough of it! Our littlest girl, like her older sisters, has... Read more »

Supergirl Deftly Explores Adoptee Abandonment

Supergirl’s most recent episode explored an adoptee issue that needs to be discussed more often – the intense fear of abandonment. Kara Zor-El, the Kryptonian girl who was the last survivor of Krypton, was sent to Earth at age thirteen to watch over her cousin, baby Kal-El. Her pod was stuck in the Phantom Zone... Read more »

An Open Letter To Supergirl Stars Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh, From An Adoptive Mom

Dear Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh, You met thousands of people last weekend. I want to tell you about your impact on three of them. Three little girls, specifically, who were all wearing Superman pajamas and were camped out at the front of the autograph lines on Saturday morning. (I would love to get them... Read more »