It’s A Bird … It’s A Plane … It’s Superwoman!

Still when I’m a mess

I still put on a vest

With an ‘S’ on my chest

Oh yes, I’m a Superwoman

~Alicia Keys (Poem)

July 4th is celebrated in the United States to signify America’s Independence from England more than 200 years ago. The SuperWoman is celebrating independence, now, too. Hear her roar. “I Am a Superwoman” celebrates the birth of the Women’s Rights Movement, which began with five ordinary/extraordinary women at a Boston tea party on July 9, 1848. They risked everything to start the Equali-Tea Revolution that is marching to the forefront of Women’s Rights, today.

Independence Day should be celebrated every day for woman worldwide because without women there would be no mankind. The job of a woman is never done because motherhood, caretaking, and being a homemaker are not 9-5 jobs or casual lifestyles. They are gifts from a gift itself- woman.

Women are man’s gift from God. The Superwoman is God’s gift to women.

As such, that gift called woman should be respected, loved and above all cherished by all who encounter her. But, unfortunately, she is not. Independence is not always given to her. In fact, it is often taken from her, despite her fight to embrace it.

Many countries still regard women as chattel, and they are treated as such. Fortunately, this degradation of women happens less here in the Free World, but it does still happen.

Many countries still regard women as chattel, and they are treated as such. Fortunately, this degradation of women happens less here in the Free World, but it does still happen.

ChattelWomen need a SuperWoman mentor. The idea is a bright light in their dark world.

SuperWoman’s focus is on the innate Rights of Woman. These include, but are not limited to:

  • The Right to be Heard
  • The Right to Self-expression
  • The Right to Proper Healthcare
  • The Right to Love
  • The Right to Live
  • The Right to say “No!”

In the book, Dreams That Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases, the backbone of the book, like the backbone of mankind, is eighteen women whose breast cancer was missed by the conventional medical community and the tests on which they relied. These SuperWomen were the Breast Cancer Dream Research Project Participants of Duke University Medical Radiologist Dr. Larry  Burk.

These Superwomen had to fight for their basic rights listed above when their dreams diagnosed their breast cancer. The SuperWomen had to convince the medical community that they were entitled to additional testing to find the disease they know was there, but the doctors had missed-CANCER.

Fortunately, only one woman in the study ignored her inner-voice and instead listened to the medical community and went home to wait five months for additional testing. She died. The SuperWomen who stood in their power and refused to take “no” for an answer, or be dismissed, lived to write about their SuperWoman adventure, and to mentor other women in a health or life crisis.

Women have Female Intuition.

They often know when they are pregnant before the test results make a confirmation, they often know what sex their child will be before its birth, and they know when that child is in danger. They also know when their loved ones need help, and when they are sick. And, that is a fact, Jack, because science has finally proven what has long been believed – women are better than men at reading people’s emotions, and having intuitive-hits about life and death.

And women can pull off this magic trick just by looking into people’s eyes, the windows to their soul.  

This information is based on studies done by researchers from around the world like Katrina Grasby of Australia’s Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland which says the results showed significant differences between females and males. The results were featured in The New York Post:

Researchers from around the world tested if there were genetic variants associated with cognitive empathy – that is, our ability to be able to understand another person’s emotional state just at a glance.

It is this magic that makes women special and the potential for being a SuperWoman. But what behaviors make a woman a SuperWoman? How do we know if we already are one?

Referring back to the book Dreams That Can Save Your Life, the SuperWoman thread that ran through all the stories in the book were how the survivors used their inner-strength, female intuition in the form of dreams, and their ability to stand in their power and speak their truth no matter how difficult the life and death situation. These Super-women would not be dismissed, and they were the “squeaky wheel” until they were heard.

I know because as a three-time breast cancer survivor whose dreams diagnosed my cancer missed by multiple mammograms, blood tests, and physical exams all three times, I was one of those women in Dr. Larry Burk’s Breast Cancer Dream Study Group who dared to be such a loud squeaky wheel she drove her doctors to the brink of insanity, and lived to tell you about it, here. Yeah, they heard me ROAR.  And, that roar taught others to listen and paved the way for more patient rights.

Please allow me to introduce you to a couple of truly driven SuperWomen.

Meet an amazing SuperWoman named Commander Celeste Gleave. When the suicide rates of women veterans skyrocketed, she knew she had to do something to heal and change existing systems for women warriors and victims of violence. She used her considerable business and government clout to build something extraordinary through SHEROES United.

A SHERO is a SheSuperHero as defined on their website:

“SHERO: A female hero; a woman who displays strong heroic traits under tremendous pressure and is triumphant over her circumstances. A SHERO is a Woman who is an active giver, an example of what is possible, and a brilliant inspiration to people of all ages. WE believe that SHEROES are women that have been through extraordinary experiences and have proven to be “SHEROIC” in these efforts.”

SHEROES are Victors- NOT Victims.

Forbes Magazine requested to profile Commander Celeste Gleave in an upcoming Issue, “Most Powerful Women” in the U.S., and Celeste asked Forbes instead to honor her board for their contributions and tireless efforts in the crises women are facing in the woman.

SuperWoman Sue Melke is a Humanitarian at heart. The I Am a Superwoman campaign was born out of Sue’s commitment to further Human rights and her deep desire to create a community call that could empower women to #SayNo and to declare #MeToo.

This Independence Day dare to be celebrated as a SHERO Superwoman. Start by embracing your innate God-given power and ROAR in the perfect note of an empowered woman. Celebrate yourself first, and everything else second. Then, put an “S” on that beautiful chest.

To learn more about SuperWomen and how to become one, visit SuperWoman

Article Research:

The Job Of A Woman Is Never Done – Real Housewives Of ..,

Dreams That Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases; publisher/distributor (Findhorn/Inner Traditions/Simon & Schuster, April 17, 2018)

Science Confirms Women’s Intuition is a Real Thing, New York Post, By Ashleigh Austen, WHIMN; June 16, 2017,

Science Confirms Women’s Intuition Is A Real Thing,

Dreams of Tigers and Flowers: Child Gender Predictions and Preference in an Urban Mainland Chinese Sample during Pregnancy

Genome-wide meta-analysis of cognitive empathy: heritability, and correlates with sex, neuropsychiatric conditions and cognition Published: 06 June 2017; V Warrier, K L Grasby, F Uzefovsky, R Toro, P Smith, B Chakrabarti, J Khadake, E Mawbey-Adamson, N Litterman, J-J Hottenga, G Lubke, D I Boomsma, N G Martin, P K Hatemi, S E Medland, D A Hinds, T Bourgeron & S Baron-Cohen



Kat O'Keefe-Kanavos
Kat O'Keefe-Kanavos
Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos is the award-winning author of Surviving Cancerland, and co-author of Dreams That Can Save Your Life. She’s a three-time cancer survivor, and co-publisher/editor of WEBE Books Publishing. Her dreams diagnosed her illness as seen on Dr. Oz, Doctors, NBC News, American Express Open, in Newspapers and magazines. She’s a Contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul, TV/Radio Host/Producer- Dreaming Healing on DV7Radio/TV Network, Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod™, Kat Kanavos Show, Internationally Syndicated Columnist in BIZCATALYST 360°, Dream Columnist in Positive Tribe Magazine, and Desert Health Magazine, Keynote Speaker, Performance Coach who taught Special Ed & Psychology @USF, and Lecturer who promotes patient advocacy and Spiritual guidance. She is co-author to the inspiring books; Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change and Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy

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  1. This is an article that should have been written 50-60’s when the woman ran the house, cooked three meals a day, sent the kids off to school, cleaned the house, did the washing, grocery shopping, meal planning and preparing the kids for when dad would walk through the door and when all was quiet, she was a wife. Yes, back then and even now in a different way there was SuperWoman!

    • Lynn Forrester, what I did not realize until I started interviewing women for this article is that the 60’s are repeating themselves now in a different way. The SuperWoman is doing everything you said in your comment above about the 60s SuperWoman while the 21st Century SuperWoman works from home on her computer because she is a single mother. No man walks through the door, which from the sound of the interviewees, may be a blessing in disguise. I found the interviews to be a bit of “Back to the Future” minus the father. Lynn Forrester thanks so much for your astute insights.

    • Kathleen, oh how I wish time would come forward to teach. Do you know what I mean. Your article should go viral

    • Lynn Forrester thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to leave me this heartfelt comment. I would love for it to go viral. Help SuperWomen by copying and pasting the articles the link at the top of the page and posting it on all your social media pages with the message: PLEASE SHARE! Again, thanks a million!

  2. Get ready for the most amazing mission of your life.  DARE TO BE THE CHANGE.
    #NowItsUp2Me #IAmaSuperwoman #IKnowASuperWoman #ItsCool2BKind
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    • Thank you so much Ryan K Biddulph! I will bet anything you are one of the SuperMen Behind the SuperWomen mentioned in the article. Thanks again for your comment.

  3. I believe that every day all should commit to take respect towards women, recognizing the added value they bring to the economy with all the work they do, and the great skills they have, giving them any sort of chances to show it in any possible context.

    • Aldo Delli Paoli, you are so right, and I can see you are one of the SuperMen mentioned in the article supporting the SuperWomen still working hard to make a changes in the world for the better. Thank you for your comment.

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