Female empowerment has always been a huge topic when it comes to the Disney Princesses, and it certainly has become a huge topic in YA. In recent years, I’ve really come to understand it in so many new ways, and when I saw Krysti @ YA and Wine came out with this tag, I immediately fell in love. Not only does it show strength is more than just kicking some major butt in the physical way, it is also in quieter ways, which is something that I, myself, hate to admit that I didn’t always realize. This tag is incredible and inspirational not only to young girls that are just starting to branch into YA and looking for some empowering examples but to those everyone that just want to see some fierce ladies. Can we change the words to “I’ll make a Woman out of you” for the day, Mulan? 😉
I was tagged by the wonderful Krysti (seriously go check out her blog, I can’t gush enough about it – YA PLUS WINE…HOW IS THIS NOT EPICNESS), and also the wonderful Sophie @ Beware the Reader. If you haven’t checked out her blog either, please do because it’s full of fun tags/meme, great reviews (YA, adult, and more!), and so much more! Plus, despite the “beware” in her title, she’s super nice. Check out both of their original posts on the links!
Now…let’s get down to business…not to defeat the huns, though, but to showcase some YA ladies that are strong as hell.
- Thank the person who tagged you.
- Mention the creator Krysti at YA and Wine
- Match at least one YA girl with each of the themes below.
- Tag as many people as you like!
Feyre from A Court of Mist and Fury / Nile from Air and Ash / Katniss from The Hunger Games
GIRLS WHO FIGHT WITH THEIR MIND
Cress from Cress / Kestrel from The Winner’s Curse / Abigail from Jackaby
GIRLS WHO FIGHT WITH THEIR HEART
Scarlet from Scarlet / Rebel from The Wishing Heart / Shazi from The Wrath and the Dawn / Iko from Wires and Nerve
GIRLS WHO ARE TRAINED FIGHTERS
Ismae from Grave Mercy / Nina from Six of Crows / Cammie from the Gallagher Girl series
STRONG GIRLS OF COLOR
Gauri from A Crown of Wishes / Janna from Saints and Misfits / Inej from Six of Crows / Winter from Winter / Anjeline from The Wishing Heart /
GIRLS WHO FIGHT TO SURVIVE
Cinder from Cinder / Kate from This Savage Song / Hanna from Gemina / Kady from Illuminae
GIRLS WHO ARE WEAPONS MASTERS
Inej from Six of Crows / Ismae from Grave Mercy / Alosa from The Daughter of the Pirate King / Lila from A Darker Shade of Magic
GIRLS WHO DON’T CONFORM TO GENDER ROLES
Gauri from A Crown of Wishes / Lila from A Darker Shade of Magic (is this YA? No, but I’mma still put her here to chill a bit)
GIRLS WITH KICK-BUTT MAGICAL POWERS
Evelyn from These Vicious Masks / Nina from Six of Crows
STRONG GIRLS IN CONTEMPORARY NOVELS
Janna (& Sausun) from Saints and Misfits / Dimple from When Dimple Met Rishi / Grace from Bad Romance / Norah from Under Rose-Tainted Skies / Elle from Geekerella
SERIOUSLY FIERCE GIRLS
Alosa from Daughter of the Pirate King / Any of the ladies from The Lunar Chronicles / Inej and Nina from Six of Crows / Ismae from Grave Mercy
MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK WITH A STRONG LEADING LADY
Um, Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo, of course!! But there really are so many books coming out with super fierce sounding ladies. Can’t wait!
Joana @ The Bookneeders / Rendz @ Reading With Rendz / Nadwa @ Painfully Fictional / Jackie @ Too Much of a Book Nerd / Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts / Moira @ For the Lover of Books / Kate @ Meltingpotsandothercalamities / icebreaker694 / Vikki @ The Mundane Teenage Life / Eva @ Brilliantly Bookish /