After finishing The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins a few weeks ago, I’ve been trying to come up with a way I could mention the beloved hit series (and soon-to-be film series) in this blog. It’s kind of tough since I tend to blog about marketing and social media. However, in honor of Women’s History Month, I figured it would be OK to discuss some of my favorite fictional heroine’s, including my recent favorite, Katniss.
- Tiana from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. She’s a cartoon princess with a dream: To have her own restaurant. She’s smart, she works hard and she knows she doesn’t need a man to get along. But when she finds love, she eventually recognized it and how important it is.
- Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind. OK, this one might seem strange. While some of the things she does may be far from reality, I appreciate that when all the men in her life are gone, she is not afraid to do what she needs to do to get by, including run a business.
- Carla Espinosa from Scrubs. She’s smart, she’s sassy and she’s funny. She’s motherly but tough and not afraid to speak what’s on her mind.
- Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. She’s intelligent and a leader but she still has feelings.
- Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games series. She’s a fighter and, like Tiana, has no interest whatsoever in love until she can’t possibly turn away.
Now that I’ve gone through the faux, I’d like to point something out: The planet has been blessed with plenty of REAL women I admire. A few include my own mother, grandmothers and aunts. I’m so grateful to them, but I’m also grateful for the men who push their daughters to excel and succeed. I wrote about this topic a couple years ago for The Bona Venture.
In closing, I ask: Which fictional or real women do you most admire and why?