San Diego Comic-Con
From a portrait series of strong women at San Diego Comic Con
Katie Gladney, of San Diego, Calif., cosplays as Captain America. "Captain America is one of my favorite Marvel characters, he represents diversity and if a guy can do it a girl can do it, it's just a very positive character," Gladney said. "The [role models today] I automatically think of are not necessarily positive, like a Kim Kardashian. It blows my mind seeing [the role models that] the next generation is growing up with, I don't think it's very positive."