WONDER WOMAN IS MY WAY.

Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary campaign poster at DC Comics

Wonder Woman definitely inspired me to do good in the world, and she shaped my life in all aspects, and I have Lynda Carter to thank for the initial inspiration.

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman in “The New Adventures of Wonder Woman”

I always knew I was different when I was a kid, and my difference led me to becoming a hermit in a way (Mostly due to fear & trauma), but Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman gave me an avenue of escape and empowerment that lasted a lifetime.

I used to watch her 70s show & copy every single thing that Lynda Did on screen as Wonder Woman while wearing a very detailed outfit including toilet paper rolls as bracelets. It led me to a few discoveries…

The first and most important discovery I made is that I was a performing artist. Out of all of the arts, drawing was my very first love. I would draw anywhere and everywhere I could. Here is a drawing from when I was 8 years old, and naturally Wonder Woman was my subject. For comparison, here’s one from 2004.

Through my interest in Wonder Woman, my mom would buy me any & all comic books in which Wonder Woman would appear. I was instantly a fan, and I currently have a collection of comic books worth over $20K, and I’ve now been attending @Comic_Con for over 20 years. No, it STILL doesn’t help me get tickets.

The comics advanced my learning, and I read at a very early age. So early that my family often wondered if I was gifted. I concentrated on the cultural and mythological aspects of Wonder Woman, and would incorporate it into nearly all of my studies. I ended up in a few scholars courses in school, but was always feeling out of place and unsettled.

In high school, I also discovered I was a pretty good performer, and I was more comfortable with & around others when I was ‘wearing the skin’ & given the words of another character. So naturally, I went into acting. It was my escape from the trauma I had and was experiencing.

As an actor, I would go on to do a multitude of roles in many different mediums. I was directed by #Broadway/Fossee alum @LenoraNemetz, appeared in a film with Go Go’s guitarist @janewiedlin, and was cast as a series regular/lead character on a @REVRYTV show parodying @BravoTV’s @Real_Housewives.

I excelled in commercials, & have been a principal actor in over 120 commercials and industrials. However, it’s the 2015 @eBay spot about my love of @DCWonderWoman which I’m most proud. Mostly because I was able to appear alongside work from some of my absolute FAVORITE Wonder Woman artists #GeorgePerez, @NicolaScottArt & @PhilJimenezNYC!

In @RealLyndaCarter’s television show, I saw that #WonderWoman displayed a multitude of skills. One of them was dance (Beauty on Parade). So I started understanding what that was, and eventually, that original interest landed me as a dancer at @SFOpera for the larger part of a decade.

Wonder Woman even sang. Even though I was shamed throughout my childhood when people told me I couldn’t sing (more on that in the future), I ended up singing in over 20 musicals, including one in 2005(? I think) with @2BrokeGirls@BethBehrs. I also have ALL Lynda’s albums & a fun story.

It was my spiritual quest to give back to the world some of what Wonder Woman had given to me, that led me to creating @AskWWWWD (Ask What Would Wonder Woman Do?), & even connecting every so often with creator’s granddaughter @ChristieMarston for guidance.

With it, I examined her mission of love and fair play. What I found is a great way to use her love and wisdom to be a catalyst for betterment and unification of people. I hope to do just that! Here’s an example of what we do.

But my spirit was tested in 2017-2019 when I considered suicide. It was Wonder Woman that brought me out of it.

Then, after finally getting through all of that trauma and doing a lot of healing, the pandemic came. During lockdown #WonderWoman brought me the inspiration to reinvent myself, my purpose & my career in a fantastic new way… @WonderBoyTV was born! (Trailer being edited!)

#WonderWoman gave me reading, comic books, performance, art, acting, dance, singing, a career, spirituality, a calling, a mission, wisdom, and resurrected my soul. And @RealLyndaCarter was the impotice for everything.

Thanks Mom 4 always encouraging me 2 love #WonderWoman, & everyone with a hand in my journey. But HUGE thanks to @RealLyndaCarter who was the PERFECT @DCWonderWoman & original example to start the journey. As Bobby says, #LeadWithLove! -BrianJPatterson.com #WonderWomanDay END

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