Wow. This is what we are all trying to do. A great post by a young person learning to make her way in the world. As Peggy and Hayley would say, Know your value.
There’s a lot to be said about the effect ‘strong female characters’* have on female audiences.
Women can inspire, teach, and lead a generation of viewers into a new appreciation of femininity. When written well, female characters can show girls that they can break boundaries, and do it looking fabulous, if they want to. They can show us women have flaws, and that’s okay. Female representations are important because they can do all these things and more; from inspiring girls to become whatever they want, to showing a level of confidence girls can aspire to achieve.
I was reminded of this recently.
For a while now I’ve been interested in the way the gender’s inhabit space. Sparked by a gender studies class in my first year of university, I became obsessed with observing people and their actions; the way they sat on trains, the way people walk in the city…
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Peggy’s magic hat! 🙂