The other evening I was sitting with my sons while watching Netflix. We began sharing our favourite film protagonists. What struck me, is how many female characters were on everyone’s list. My youngests top ten list is 50% female. This made me smile.
Who’s on your list?
- Rey from Star Wars The Force Awakens
- Judy Hopps from Zootopia
- Dory from Finding Dory
- Joy from Inside Out
- Sunny Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events
Why do you like Dory?
Because she never gives up.
Why do you like Rey?
Because she’s really good at fighting.
Why do you like Sunny Baudelaire?
Because she is strong.
We still have a long way to go, but seeing that change is happening – is redeeming. Seeing it your children – even more so.