Inspiration: When Jordan Reeves walked into her first dance class, everyone stared at her left arm, which stops above her elbow.
“They kept looking and whispering,” recalls Jordan. “It made me so mad because they weren’t even bothering to talk to me.”
By the next week, Jordan’s anger had subsided. Still, she wanted to send a message. She strutted into her next class wearing a T-shirt with bold letters that read “Don’t Stare. Just Ask.”
To her disappointment, no one asked her anything—but the staring stopped. “I don’t know if [the shirt] made a difference,” says Jordan. “But I felt stronger.”
Six years later, Jordan, now 14, is featured in Marvel’s Hero Project, a docuseries about teens who are igniting change. Her mission: to help kids feel the strength she felt in her T-shirt.