Sasha Graffagna

Sasha Graffagna is the Managing Editor at SuperheroYou. A recent grad from NYU, she would love to be Batman because his superpowers came from his own strength and training instead of an alien bite. In the real world, she’s learning how to be a real-life superhero with you.

Posts by Sasha Graffagna

Forecasting the Future with Futurist Amy Webb

How would you like to be able to predict the future? That superpower might not be as far off as it seems – thanks to Amy Webb’s new book, The Signals Are Talking. Of course, Amy refuses to describe her job as predicting the future. Instead, she calls it “futures forecasting” – emphasis on the […]

Become a Better Bookworm: 15 Ways to Read More

How many books have you read this year? If you can’t count the number on two hands, you’re in the minority. Most people read fewer than 10 books a year, and nearly 25% of Americans hardly read any books at all. But reading is essential for real-life Superheroes. Not reading books means you’re not taking […]

Superhero Secrets: Shawn Stevenson, ‘Model Health Show’ Host

Want to be healthy? You need to know today’s real-life superhero, Shawn Stevenson. Shawn is the host of the Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Nutrition/Fitness podcast on iTunes. A clinical nutritionist, Shawn has dedicated his life to helping people understand their bodies so they become as healthy as possible. Shawn believes there are […]

One Incredibly Simple Trick to Help You Focus

Happy Monday, Superheroes! Chances are, you probably have a meeting today – and you are going to have trouble concentrating. After all, meetings can be useful, but they can also be really incredibly boring. Who can blame you for spacing out? Answer: your bosses, who will be less than thrilled if they ask you a […]

Interview with Simran Sethi, Author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate

Simran Sethi is an award-winning journalist who’s spent decades teaching the world about the environment and social change. Her latest venture? Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love is a wake-up call that shows us how we’re slowly losing all of our favorite foods. We sat down with this real-life superhero to learn about […]

‘Arrow’ Recap: Schism

Arrow‘s season finale, “Schism,” starts off exactly where last week’s episode left off – with Darhk confronting Felicity, Curtis and Donna at the loft. Darhk demands that Felicity help him destroy the world or else he’ll slowly suck the life force from her mother. Darhk easily fends off Curtis’ advances, as well as Oliver’s and Diggle’s […]

‘Gotham’ Recap: Transference

Gotham‘s season finale, “Transference,” opens with the Gotham City Police Department about to bust into Arkham. But before they can, Clayface as Fake Jim appears and insists everything’s “all clear” before asking for a ride back to HQ. In the meantime, Real Jim is still trapped downstairs, screaming to Strange to be let out. Strange tells […]

‘Blindspot’ Recap: Why Await Life’s End

Blindspot ended its first season last night – and boy was it intense! “Why Await Life’s End” opens immediately after the events of the last episode. Jane is in the shower, shaking, washing off the blood that got on her when Oscar shot Mayfair. Back at the FBI, Weller is panicking over his father’s deathbed […]

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Recap: Legendary

Last night’s Legends of Tomorrow was its season finale – and it ended with a strong start, getting rid of many of the issues that’s plagued it throughout the past few months. “Legendary” opens in 2016 Star City with Rip returns the Legends. Savage is now lost to history so there’s not much they can […]

‘Arrow’ Recap: Lost in the Flood

“Lost in the Flood” opens just where last week’s Arrow episode left off, with Diggle and Oliver confronting Darhk in the nexus chamber. They shoot arrows and bullets at Darhk but can’t touch him, prompting Diggle to remark that he’s not even human anymore. Darhk tells them he’ll pull the oxygen out of their bodies but […]

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Recap: Ascension

The second half of last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale, “Ascension,” ends right where we left off – with Daisy begging Hive to take her back. Hive is still a tad disoriented, not remembering Daisy’s name for a few moments. When he finally does, he’s eager to take her back – but he can’t. Apparently, […]

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Recap: Absolution

Last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ended its third season with a two-part finale. The first half, “Absolution,” opens on the planet Hive came from. Daisy and Coulson are stuck in a containment module as Daisy laments the fact that everyone is dead. When she figures out a way to return to Earth, Coulson says, “This is Earth.” […]

‘Gotham’ Recap: A Legion of Horribles

Last night’s Gotham episode, “A Legion of Horribles,” opens with Firefly trying to kill Selina as Strange watches. But Selina is good, evading the fire as she races around the room. Firefly seems a little confused, insisting that Selina should be honored to become a sacrifice to the goddess of fire. Meanwhile, Bullock tells the press […]

‘Blindspot’ Recap: If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render

Last night’s episode of Blindspot was the last one before the season finale. And while most of the episode was just OK, the last few minutes packed a punch. ” Love A Rebel, Death Will Render” opens with Jane yelling at Oscar in their usual warehouse. She’s furious that she unknowingly framed Mayfair for murder, insisting […]

‘Arrow’ Recap: Monument Point

Last night’s episode of Arrow, “Monument Point” opens at a Missile Attack Warning Center in Russia. The employees there are shocked that their warheads are arming and they can’t stop it. Back at the bunker, Team Arrow is equally horrified at the prospect of Darhk’s Genesis. And they only have 21 hours before the nuclear […]

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Recap: Emancipation

Last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, “Emancipation” opens after the events of Captain America: Civil War. The United Nations has ratified the Sokovia Accords, which require enhanced individuals to register with the government. Coulson meets with Talbot to deal with this new development, while May is tasked with dealing with Hive. Meanwhile, Dr. Radcliffe is […]

‘Gotham’ Recap: Unleashed

Last night’s Gotham episode, “Unleashed,” opens with Bullock and Jim storming into Arkham with a search warrant. They want to know why Fries and Galavan, who were last seen dead at Arkham, are seemingly alive. But Strange is a step ahead of them as usual. He’s already shredded all his office documents, and the cops […]

‘Blindspot’ Recap: Of Whose Uneasy Route

Last night’s episode of Blindspot, “Of Whose Uneasy Route,” opens just after Alexandra’s death. Weitz arrives at the NYO and begins clearing out Mayfair’s office, insisting that he’s running the nurse investigation and it’s for Mayfair’s own safety. Yeah, right. Things don’t get better when Weitz greets Zapata by name. Meanwhile, Jane and Patterson box […]

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Recap: River of Time

Last night’s Legend of Tomorrow, “River of Time,” opens in Ancient Egypt. Rip is in jail as Savage demands to know why he tried to kill him. Rip, of course, refuses to answer. Back on Waverider, tensions are running high as most of the team is furious Savage isn’t dead yet. But there is good […]

‘Arrow’ Recap: Genesis

Last night’s Arrow episode, “Genesis,” opens at a HIVE council meeting. Most of the members who could be there physically aren’t because now that Darhk’s out of prison, they’re regretting not having helped him break out. Of the two who are there, the man insists that he has contingency plans in case Darhk doesn’t forgive them. […]

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Recap: Failed Experiments

Last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, “Failed Experiments,” opens with us learning Hive’s origin story. Apparently, he was an ancient human on Earth who was captured by the Kree Reapers. The Kree used their own blood to his DNA, creating Hive – the first Inhuman. The original human man looks calcified into black, although it’s […]

‘Blindspot’ Recap: Swift Hardhearted Stone

The opening of last night’s Blindspot episode, “Swift Hardhearted Stone,” is surprisingly emotional. A little girl covered in blood walks down the street hugging herself, while Mayfair burns old relics from her relationship with Sofia. And Jane meets Oscar at an empty studio where they used to listen to jazz together. Jazz is a part of […]

‘Gotham’ Recap: Azrael

Last week’s episode of Gotham ended with Professor Strange, thrilled that he’d finally managed to reanimate Theo Galavan. “Azrael” opens with the man in question and his new name Azrael. He’s killed all his orderlies and is scratching verses on the wall in his blood. Ms. Peabody thinks he’s insane and wants to medicate him, […]

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Recap: Leviathan

Last night’s Legends of Tomorrow episode, “Leviathan,” opens with the Legends arriving in London 2166, just a few days before Rip’s family is killed. They’re greeted by gunfire from Savage’s forces before landing safely near the encampment of the final remaining resistance forces. According to Gideon, Savage will be out in the open that night […]