Nadia Fezzani's Inspiration Writing Real Life Super Heroes

Nadia Fezzani's Inspiration Writing Real Life Super Heroes

Posted on September 22 by Nadia Fezzani
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After I spent years interviewing and studying serial killers, I felt drained. Many people have asked me how it felt to be in-person with murderers. When I was interviewing them, my professional skills took over, but I felt the effect of my exposure to some of the darkest parts of humanity in my personal hours. Researching their crimes made me feel haunted. While what serial killers have done is part of our reality, they only represent a very small portion of the human race. After Through the Eyes of Serial Killers was completed, I looked forward to a new project that would reveal a positive, if unconventional, part of our culture.

When I first heard of Real Life Super Heroes, like many people, I wondered if it was a joke or a hoax. Were they good-hearted? Or did they just want to justify anti-social behavior? I have been in dangerous situations before so I felt little reservations about seeing what this was about for myself.

I had my first in-person experience with some of the Real Life Super Heroes at a meet-up event in New York City. I saw very friendly people who were willing to go the extra mile to make the world a better place.  I have interviewed people who make a positive difference in their community. I’ve met crime fighters who are helping the unfortunate from coast to coast.

Over time, I have discovered that the community of Real Life Super Heroes includes many brave and hard-working people who want to ease the suffering of others, but it also includes much more: jealousy, rivalry, and even some very mean and possibly dangerous people.  

Their stories come from pain and suffering they had to endure or witness and the refusal to let it happen to others. Deep and touching stories were shared about their past. Some harder to listen to than others.

What they show at the end is that no matter what they have gone through, they can always turn it around to use knowledge and experience in a positive way. People who have suffered understand pain and are often the best at helping others.

If nothing else, they show that there is little that can keep you from making a difference in any way you choose.

These Real Life Super Heroes are a source of inspiration to many.

Nadia Fezzani

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Nadia Fezzani

Nadia Fezzani has been an investigative journalist for over fifteen years and has interviewed athletes, musicians, secret agents, bounty hunters, and serial killers during her research. She is a sought after speaker on psychology and criminology.