Hello! This week I thought I’d share with you five of my female role models that are fictional characters.
- Maggie Greene/Rhee (The Walking Dead) – Maggie is incredible. Through everything that’s happened she’s still going strong and won’t give up. She’s lost her father, sister and husband as well as family members before that, yet despite all the negativity and sadness she remains strong and independent, and always looks for the positive in dark times.
- Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) – when she first joined Hogwarts she had no friends because no one like her “know-it-all” attitude. However, she never let that change her and soon enough both Harry and Ron saw past that along with other characters. She shows that education is important and that you should stop doing something you love and want to achieve in just because it’s not popular. Hermione also demonstrates how you should always stand up to what you believe in, a prime example is S.P.E.W.
- Merida (Disney’s Brave) – by having a powerful female character in a Disney film or any “children’s” film for that matter, teaches children from a young age that you should never let your life be controlled by another person. Merida stands up for her rights and fights against the people closest to her in charge to live her life the way she wants to live it. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t listen to authorities, and neither do I think that is the message the film conveys, there is a boundary, but when it comes to big life decisions that affect you and only you, it should be your choice to decide which path to take and those around you should love and support that decision.
- Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter) – Luna has taught me that being unique is one of life’s greatest gifts. It shouldn’t matter what other think about you or your passions and interests. As long as you are happy, healthy and not causing harm to yourself or others, who cares if your weird, or you don’t fit in with society’s norms.
- Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games) – Katniss made the list because of her endless courage to keep pursuing what is right and putting her others priorities above her own to help and support Panem. She allows the past to be a reminder but not take control of her life. Her rebellion shows her passion to stand up for what she believes in and she doesn’t let the world change her in any way.
This is my list of female fictional role-models, let me know if you have any or if you have some that I’ve mentioned. Thank you for reading this post!
Jade Anna x