5 Kickass Female Characters on Television Right Now
It's easy to believe nowadays that we're going backwards as a society. What with all the catcalling on national television (!!!) and even that "na-ano" lang remark from a senator during a formal hearing (!!!!!).
But whenever we hear what you girls are watching and getting into, we can't help but feel hopeful because we know there's a good reason why you love your favorite shows. Nope, we know it's definitely just not because it's popular. It's about the characters, too.
Below, we studied (or marathon-ed, hee hee!) the shows you mentioned and found one thing in common: These shows all involve kickass women who prove that nothing and no one can stop them from doing what they're meant to do. Happy watching, Candy Girls!
- Good Girls Revolt's Patti Robinson (Genevieve Angelson)
We're heartbroken that Amazon didn't renew Good Girls Revolt for a second season. Boo! But we're glad we got a peek at the lives of women in the '60s, while they were working for a magazine that didn't credit what they did and how hard they worked. If you're taking your freedom of self-expression for granted, then let this show remind you of what the women before us have fought for.
P.S. We hope other networks and video-streaming apps take this TV series on and give it the second season it so deserves.
- GLOW's Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie)
Who says wrestling (or any sport for that matter) is for boys alone? GLOW, led by the brilliant and hilarious Alison Brie, will remind you that there is nothing we can't do. The best part, it's a comedy based on the '80s all-female wrestling group, Glorious Women of Wrestling. P.S. It's coming soon on Netflix, but it's been on our feed for daaays!
- The Handmaid's Tale's Offred (Elisabeth Moss)
There's a reason why we're obsessed with this take on Margaret Wood's classic dystopian novel. While we love the cinematography and the overall feel of this TV series, we're also invested in Offred's story and how she, together with the other girls from the twisted nation of Gilead, tries to bring down a society that treats women as second-class citizens who have no right to speak and take responsibility for their bodies.
- Stranger Things' Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown)
How could we ever forget the cute but powerful Eleven of Stranger Things? People might easily ignore Eleven because of her size and her age, but when she decides to put her mind into doing things (literally!), she proves that anything is possible. We just couldn't wait to see her and more of what she can do in the second season!
- A Series of Unfortunate Events' Violet Baudelaire (Malina Weissman)
Never look at orphan Violet as just some kid who should be cared for. She may be young, but with her resilience and resourcefulness, she shows us that even young ones are able to do what adults do during difficult times—like when they have to do everything to protect the people they truly love.
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.