Strong Female Characters in Books & Pop Culture

“Just be Stevie Nicks.”

I ❤ this TED talk from then 15-year-old, Tavi Gevinson. Tavi is a writer, magazine editor, blogger, feminist, actress, and singer. I think it’s important that she points out that strong characters are complicated and flawed. They are real.

Can you name a few dynamic female characters from your favorite books? What about TV shows, movies, comics, etc?

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2 Responses to Strong Female Characters in Books & Pop Culture

  1. Kelly says:

    Tiffany from Silver Linings Playbook is definitely one. Any of Doctor Who’s companions. Liz Lemon from 30 Rock. Frankie Landau-Banks from The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks. Katniss Everdeen. Hermione Granger. Mulan. Lisbeth Sanders, possibly. Margo Roth from Paper Towns. Possibly Lena from Delrium.

    • I wholeheartedly agree with you about Frankie Landau-Banks! She is one of my all time favorite characters. I still need to watch Silver Linings Playbook. Yes to Liz Lemon, Hermione, Katniss and I think Lisbeth Sanders too. I’ve actually never watched Mulan and I haven’t read Paper Towns (gasp!). I’m not sure about Lena from Delirium. Maybe I’ll form a strong opinion after reading Requiem.

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