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Women’s Day Fun : 5 Breakthrough Strong Fictional Female Characters

Women’s Day is coming right upon us, let’s spend some time to reflect and celebrate these following girls/women role models that inspire us all over the world. They’re all fearless, independent and sweet. Let’s check them out! 

  1. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Series) 

We all know that Hermione is a bookworm, but we often neglect that she’s also a strong headed and has a brave heart as well. Using her brain and knowledge to accommodate Harry and Ron whenever they’re in need, she is indeed the true hero among the trio. Played by the beautiful Emma Watson, who is now working as a goodwill ambassador at the UN (United Nation) for her campaign He For She – which strongly defines gender equality and feminism. You got it, girl! Hermione is also a role model for all the young girls out there who dare to dream big despite their insecurities. She is indeed “the brightest witch at her age”.

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2. Mulan (Disney’s Mulan) 

Mulan was not born as a true princess, but in my opinion she’s a warrior princess instead. After being informed that her father is going on a quest to fight against the Huns, she’s willing to sacrifice herself to take her father’s place for the act of cutting of her silky long hair and fitting herself into an army of men. Back in the days in China, the ideal for a woman was to be at home and do all the cooking, they didn’t even gain enough opportunities to learn. But Mulan goes beyond her boundaries with her bravery and love for her family as well as her country. A huge plus!

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3. Aibileen (The Help)

She is indeed one of the most inspiring women who dares to speak out her inner feelings without getting hesitated for one split second. Abileen works as a maid for one of the white families in Kansas and as colored people were extremely discriminated at that time for just their skin color. Aibileen works really hard for her life, even gets humiliated a lot of times. Until she meets a beautiful young lady called Skeeter – who’s a journalist- as Skeeter is one of the white girls who decides to stand up for the colored people as they are mistreated badly. She tells Abileen to tell the whole story of her life and later on they publish a book called “The Help”. Abileen stands for a strong willed, independent and heartfelt woman. The role is played by Viola Davis, she’s totally the bomb!

Source: Cinema Theiapolis

Source: Cinema Theiapolis

4. Elphaba (Wicked the Musical) 

Remember the Wicked Witch of the West from the classic The Witches of Oz? And why did I put her on the list? Let me tell you why, shortly. Wicked the Musical is obviously, a Broadway musical, which tells the story of Glinda (later on the Good Witch) and Elphaba (Wicked Witch of the West), how they first met and become best friends during their university period. Elphaba is perceived to be hideous and weird with her green skin color, but she does not mind of what people say about her. She even steps out of her comfort zone to accomplish what she really wants, it’s to be free. Lesson learnt here, girls. Learn to love yourself and your insecurities, you’re stronger than you think you are! The musical has been a blockbuster for more than 10 years, with Idina Menzel as the original Elphaba when it first came out in 2003.

Source: Stage Door Dish

Idina Menzel as Elphaba

5. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games) 

The article today wound’t come an end without Katniss Everdeen, and we know her as “The Girl on Fire”. Since the very first Hunger Games hits District 12 aka where she lives, as her little sister Prim has already been chosen as one of the participants; knowing that her sister is too young for this, Katniss replaces her as a tribute. Throughout the games, she’s the only girl who dares to challenge President Snow for his dictatorship (and plus she’s super skillful with her bows and arrows as well). Played by the American sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence, Katniss has been successfully brought to life by Jen already!

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