Thursday, 8 March 2018

I'd been planning this post to go live next week, but then I opened Instagram this morning and remembered, it's International Women's Day! So here I am trying to get my creative juices flowing to have this post up in time, because what better time to write a post celebrating empowering women on TV? I went to watch I, Tonya last night, and on the way out the cinema I suddenly felt a lot more badass and wanted to walk across to the ice skating rink in Leisure Centre and let out all the adrenaline that had built up during the movie. Whenever I watch a film/TV show with a strong/cool/badass/boss female character I get a burst of inspiration and motivation to be the same, and so this post is dedicated to some of the characters that inspire that feeling. 

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Diana Prince (Wonder Woman)

I mean I couldn't write a post of this kind and not include her! Not only was Wonder Woman one of the first superhero movies to be released with a female lead, but was also directed by a woman. The roles were truly reversed in this movie as Chris Pine was the one playing a sidekick/love interest. Diana is also everything I aspire to be - good at kicking ass, has a good heart, fearless and showed female sex symbols can have small boobs too.

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Shuri (Black Panther)

Isn't it strange when you see an actress you've never seen before when watching something on TV and then after you see them EVERYWHERE? This is what happened with Letitia Wright. Not only was Shuri one of Wakanda's fashion icons in Black Panther but she was also repping women interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). She also provided the best one-liners in the movie and knows how to defend herself on the battlefield, so she is an all round boss lady.

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Miriam Maisel (The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel)

Miriam Maisel is a jewish 1950's housewife who has the perfect life - until her husband leaves her and she doesn't. So she turns to stand-up comedy to rant about her life and she ends up being funnier than her aspiring stand-up ex. I've always been in love with 50s aesthetics - the clothes, the hair, the music, and James Dean. So this show makes me want to wear hair rollers to bed every night and wear red lipstick to work. That aside not only does she have a great wardrobe, but she's actually funny, smart and pretty - a combination which a lot of people didn't think actually existed.

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Eleven (Stranger Things)

This is someone who you'd want to have in your circle of friends (when you were 12) because she understands that FRIENDS NEVER LIE and if you were ever being attacked by a demogorgon, or someone was messing with you or your gang you know she'd have your back. Despite her lack of understanding about human behaviour she still manages to learn the fundamentals of caring and what it means to be a good friend. Also how handy would it be to be able to make someone wee themselves in public whenever they were being an a-hole?

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Jessica Jones (in the same)

So a lot of you have probably forgot about this woman (I did) or never heard of her, but after two years we finally have a season 2 on Netflix! JJ is one of the more mysterious Marvel characters and is perceived as somewhat of an anti-hero. Despite her 'super powers' she only really uses her strength when it's necessary, like betting a misogynistic guy she can win him at an arm wrestle competition. She's not afraid to speak her mind and doesn't take s*** from anyone basically, although you probably wouldn't want to get on her bad side.

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The best way to immerse yourself for me is when you're watching these on the big screen, or just a HDR TV screen. If you fancy a TV glow up to binge watch your TV shows on then it might be worth looking at HDR TV Panasonic so you too can feel like you're part of the action. 
✨ Who are your favourite female characters on the screen? ✨


* this post was written as part of a campaign with Panasonic but all words are my own * 


  1. Yess! Happy international womens day to you xoxo Great post, I love Millie Bobby Brown!

  2. I loved Black Panther and Eleven in Stranger things is badass! I love Elle Woods from Legally Blonde too- https://sophiehearts.net x

  3. Loove this post! It’s so important to celebrate women all around us. I felt like taking over the world after Wonder Woman & Black Panther, I’m hoping this inspires Hollywood to create more badass female characters. Hopefully there will be a Black Widow movie! Xx


    1. yess I love her! Poison Ivy is a great one too but doubt she'll ever get anymore screen time! x

  4. Such an important topic to talk about! I love the idea of turning everything around and showing that, sometime, a princess doesn’t need a prince to get rescued! She can be her own superhero.
    I love how many different women with different characters were mentioned in your post, G, because not every female is the same, but we still have something in common: We are strong and we are enough!
    Happy (belated) international women’s day!
    xx Hilal | peonycrescent.com

    1. exactly! The list could have gone on and on but these were the first that came to mind cause they all stood out so much for me! x

  5. I can’t believe that I haven’t seen a single one of the TV shows or films that you’ve mentioned here, it’s a travesty! I definitely need to pull my finger out and watch some because it sounds like I’m missing out on some seriously kick ass girl power action! Black Panther seems like an incredible all round film and Wonder Woman being directed by a woman is brilliant too - they go a long way to proving that a woman absolutely can do anything that’s asked of her and can fulfil all of the top roles! A perfect piece of International Women’s Day inspiration!

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  6. I absolutely loved reading this Gi, Elle Woods is definitely one of mine! I love that Wonder Woman is directed by a woman too, I never knew that! Xx

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

  7. I love this post, it's so important to remember all the powerful women enlightening our screens! I've heard so much about Black Panther and I am totally dying to see it, I might see if it's on Amazon Prime so I can watch!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

  8. There are some incredible female lead roles out there in film and TV right now! I've not seen any of the shows/films you've mentioned yet but they're on my list! I love that these roles are not centered around their love lives too!

    Sian x

  9. Black Panther was INCREDIBLE. Loved this post gal x

  10. Loved this post!!! Fab to see people putting so much effort and creativity into sponsored posts, great work girl! Totally agree that Diana aka Wonder Woman has to be in this list. Loved Gal Gadot’s portrayal of her too, she was so cute and naive about human life which brought more dimension to her bad-ass self.

    Love Izzy / http://www.adoseofchatter.com

  11. There's some absolute badass female characters in this post Gi! I love Eleven from ST but I seriously need to see the other females characters in their roles too as they sound immense! xx


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