Tuesday 1 May 2018

Top 10 Best Female Role Models

Leading ladies in novels are so important. They shape the way a lot of young women view themselves and they can really make or break your personality. These are some of my personal faves I had when growing up that have really helped shape who I am and who I want to be.

1. Celaena Sardothian

Celaena is a female character that I don’t see a lot. Most of the time I see characters like her, but as men. She’s charismatic, audacious, and confident. She doesn’t take peoples shit and doesn’t let people tell her not to do things. 

2. Hermione Granger

Hermione was that beacon to all of us nerdier girls that we too can be badass in our own way. She used her brain to help fight the dark lord. Truly an icon.

3. Rose Hathaway

Rose doesn’t take peoples shit. She strong and independent, she isn’t meek in the least. Rose spends the entire series not feeling bad about who she is. She’s confident and outgoing and she doesn’t feel sorry for going for what she wants.

4. Lizbeth Salander

Lizbeth is probably the most badass on this list and that’s saying something. She went through so much in the first book and yet she kept going. She helped solve a 40-year-old murder case without a single doubt in herself. I aspire to be like Lizbeth.

5. Cath

Cath went through so much to overcome her anxiety and come to terms with growing up. As someone with anxiety and I can say that she did an amazing job with not letting the anxiety completely take over, she got through it and found herself along the way.

6. Juliette

Juliette shows us that you don’t have to remain that scared little girl. You can grow as a person and become so much more. You can protect yourself and harness your insecurities and make them your strengths. 

7. Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre lived in a time where women were just expected to marry and have ten children. Women were expected to be beautiful and meek, but Jane spoke her mind. She didn’t spend her life looking for a rich husband to take care of her, she went and got herself a job because she’s an independent woman.

8. Katniss Everdeen

Katniss isn’t a people person. She doesn’t like large crowds or the popular people. She’s more drawn to children and old people. She isn’t worried about fitting in, she’s in it for survival. She is willing to do anything for the people she loves and that’s incredibly admirable. She went up against the Capitol and become a symbol of rebellion because of her loved ones.

9. Annabeth Chase

Percy would probably be lost without her. She’s smart and knows how to fucking fight. Let us never forget the moment when she was reunited with Percy, gave him a hug, and then promptly judo flipped him for scaring her. Truly inspirational.

10. Sky

She was the perfect example of not letting a bad reputation get the better of you. She owned that title that those lepers at her school gave to her and she never once felt bad about who she was. She’s honestly what I aspire to be like.

Who are some of your female role models?

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  1. Cool list! (I looove Jane Eyre <3)

    I think I'd have on my list heroines like Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice), Sunshine (Sunshine, by Robin McKinley), Lila Bard (Shades of Magic), Mae Crawford (Demon's Lexicon)... women who try very hard to know themselves and to fight for what they want and what/who they believe in.

  2. Yeah I was thinking about Elizabeth Bennet, but opted for Sky instead. I do think she's a good role model and a great character though.