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Supergirl Stuntwoman Jessie Graff Made History (Again) & We’re Not Sure Our Hearts Can Take It

Jessie Graff has already made American Ninja Warrior history a number of times, first by being the first woman to complete the 14 1/2 foot Warped Wall, then for being the first woman to complete Stage One of the final course. So what’s next? Yup, becoming the first woman to not just attempt Stage Two, but complete it.

Are you having a down day? Caught up in misogynistic Wonder Woman reviews or Trump Twitter tantrums? Well, forget about the rest of the world for a minute or six, and just focus on Jessie Graff being the absolute greatest.

Can we also take a second to appreciate the hosts’ commentary? Thank you to these two men, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and Matt Iseman, who have nothing but respect and admiration for Graff, cheering her along and offering up sentiments about how “she’s such a tremendous influence on little girls and little boys.” None of this “good for a girl” nonsense, not even a hint of it. They’re part of the reason why I can’t watch a video of Jessie Graff without crying.

For instance, take this moment:


Thank you for that. They’re so fantastic, and so encouraging and proud, that I’m not even mad when they called her Wonder Woman. Because as we know, Jessie Graff is the actual stuntwoman for Supergirl.

Oh, do you need an adorable video of Supergirl doing pullups with a tiny child on her lap? Okay, we’ve got that.

Or maybe you were looking for some cute animals?

You know what? Yes, fine, they’re right. Jessie Graff is Wonder Woman. And Supergirl. She’s everything.

(via Jezebel, featured image: screengrab)

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Vivian Kane (she/her) is the Senior News Editor at The Mary Sue, where she's been writing about politics and entertainment (and all the ways in which the two overlap) since the dark days of late 2016. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she gets to put her MFA to use covering the local theatre scene. She is the co-owner of The Pitch, Kansas City’s alt news and culture magazine, alongside her husband, Brock Wilbur, with whom she also shares many cats.