Posts Tagged: heroines

What to Read When You Need More Anne Shirley in Your Life


Today, the new series Anne with an E premieres on Netflix. Here's a list of books for times when you need a strong female protagonist like Anne Shirley. ...more

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tara Betts


Tara Betts discusses her newest collection, Break the Habit, the burden placed on black women artists to be both artist and activist, and why writing is rooted in identity. ...more

The Catch-22 of Representation


Heroine Complex author Sarah Kuhn writes on her impulse as a child to dislike Jubilee, the Marvel superhero she was “supposed” to identify with as an Asian-American woman, and the pressures of creating representative characters for women of color in a marketplace with so few:

Instead of worrying that the entertainment I consumed elevated bad representation, I worried that the entertainment I created did the same.


The Slow Fall of the Hot Heroine


If nothing else, it’s the opinion of other women that encroaches on mine. Resemblances spark my joy; differences become character flaws. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens


However, it’s taken me too long to say: The Force Awakens really is a fun and breathtaking movie ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Kate Zambreno


"I’m exposing faultlines, dealing especially with rhetoric. Showing that heterosexuality is a disease, or at least its inheritance." Novelist, theorist, historian and blog-girl, Kate Zambreno gives up a meaty, definitive interview. ...more