Alicia Marie is an Instagram star, fitness model, a published author, and an M&F Iron Maiden. Basically, she’s a badass—and it’s no wonder. Marie is a former boxer who’s partially deaf due to an old injury from her time in the squared circle. She says it gave her some comic book-inspired motivation.

It doesn’t hold me back at all. I’ve learned to read lips,” Marie says. “I feel like a superhero. With or without hearing, I will still do and accomplish the things that I’ve planned.”

She feels like a superhero and often dresses like one. Marie is an avid cosplayer, and frequently posts her costumed selfies on her Instagram page.