Happy International Women's Day to all the fierce, amazing & inspirational women all over the world!!Honestly, I feel like we should strive to celebrate & acknowledge the fabulous females in our lives every single day...but, I thought this would be a perfect day to spotlight some of my favorite kick-ass heroines from fiction!
I've picked those which I find have the most admirable traits overall which really sets these ladies apart for me among the sea of other female MC's
Vin's character evolution from homeless, abused, paranoid street-urchin to fierce, fearless, mind-blowing warrior is nothing short of epic. She's probably my top female MC and I admire her almost as much as the boy wonder himself: Harry Potter.
Karou of Daughter of Smoke & Bone
I loved this girl from the very first pages of Daughter of Smoke & Bone. How could you not?! Karou is engaging, fearless, skilled,
relatable, human & full of Hope. Easily a
favorite of mine, I can't wait to see what the
future has in store for her!
Our Queen J.K. Rowling is herself sitting on top of my 'real-people' inspirations but the female characters she brought to life in the Potter books are really something else. What brave, strong, loyal and unique personalities they all have! Honestly, I could have gone on to list many others like McGonagall, Tonks, Molly Weasley, Lily Evans...I'm so proud that past, present & future generations of woman will have these females to look up to.
In a world ruled by men, these two have always left quite an impression on me. Eowyn for her bravery - she was really a pioneer feminist of the day; and Galadriel for her mysterious powers & wisdom. I do love Arwen in the films, but since her presence in the books is next to none, I stuck with these two.
And finally, a little Anime/Manga with...
|Girls of Avatar|
The Girls of Avatar: The Last Airbender
I wish I'd 'known' these girls during my childhood. These girls can fight as hard as any boy. They are skilled, strong, determined and oh so brave. They hold their own no questions asked! For a show that's mostly seen as a children's program, I am still in awe of the valuable life lessons it features - especially the ones where girls are just as awesome as boys.
**Honorable mentions go out to Anne Shirley of the Anne of Green Gables Series, Lucy Pevensie of theChronicles of Narnia, Alex Andros of the Covenant Series and Mackayla 'Mac' Lane of the Fever Series (mostly books 3-5)**
So what do YOU think?! What makes a inspiring female protagonist in your eyes? What do you think of my picks?! Did I forget anyone important? I want to hear what you guys think, so let me know in the comments below!
International Women's Day Official Website: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/