NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Naomi Kutin, 15, of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, has an alter-ego: Supergirl. And it is fitting Naomi is a powerlifter. She has been doing it for nearly half her life.
Her story was captivating enough to make her the subject of an entire documentary. She set her first national powerlifting record at 8 years old. And over the next several years, she would go on to set world records.
This "record-breaking" has been coupled with "barrier-breaking." Naomi is an Orthodox Jew and balancing the observant lifestyle has its obstacles. The biggest challenge is that she can't compete on Saturday, the Sabbath. She says finding an event on Sunday is difficult.
But that hasn't been the only challenge. Because of her non-traditional path, Naomi has been a victim of cyberbullying, an issue she navigates in the film. Her strength to block it out and stay focused on her passion is her proudest accomplishment.
The Supergirl documentary, which follows Naomi on her coming of age journey from age 11 to 14, premieres at DOC NYC on Sunday, November 13.