4 Female Fictional Role Models and Life Lessons they Taught me.

It is Day of the Girl, so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to tell you about which female characters inspire me to be the kind of person I am today. I was actually planning on posting this yesterday, but I wasn’t feeling 100% and then I found out this morning it was Day of the Girl, so I think it was fate ๐Ÿ˜›


Lottie Thomas


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I’m so disappointed by the lack of Spinster’s Club fanart.


Lottie from Holly Bourne’s Spinster’s Club series is the character that actually led me to write this post. She’s a kick-ass feminist, sex-positive romantic, outspoken and super smart.

What she taught me:

You should fight for what’s right, even if it’s hard, butย mental health is very important so don’t lose yourself in the process.

Every little action adds up to something much bigger.

Arabella Celestine Idris Jezelia of Morrighan (Lia)


fanart by @lesmissy1 on twitter


Lia from The Kiss of Deception Series by Mary E. Pearson has inspired me ever since I finished The Beauty of Darkness. Not only did I steal her name (hehe), her mentality and individuality inspired me to be a better person.

What she taught me:

Every story has multiple sides and you shouldn’t judge before knowing the full story. Not everything is how it seems.

Trust your gut. Trust yourself.

Hermione Granger



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fanart by punziella on tumblr


Hermione from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling has inspired girls for years and I’m still a little sad I only got to know her when I was almost an adult. Hermione is smart, determined and wants to do right by everyone.

What she taught me:

Stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves.

Be unconditionally you, don’t ever diminish your intelligence because other’s don’t appreciate it.

Reading is cool.

Fa Mulan


Mulan. Also a good drawing reference for someone holding a sword
fanart by ?? I can’t find the original artist.


Mulan from the movie with the same name is one of the strongest female Disney characters I’ve yet encountered. She is strong, won’t give up and is willing to sacrifice so much for her family.

Girls. Kick. Ass.

You don’t have to be strong to win, being smart is key.


Which characters are your inspiration and why? What life lessons have you learned through fiction? Happy Day of the Girl!

27 thoughts on “4 Female Fictional Role Models and Life Lessons they Taught me.

  1. Aww I love this post! Hermione and Mulan are definitely massive inspirations for me. On the literary side I also love Nina from The Six of Crows duology because like you mention with Hermione, she taught me never to diminish myself for the purpose of others, and that if people don’t want the whole of you, they’re probably not worth your time! And Starr from The Hate U Give…she is pretty inspirational too! On a non-literary side, I saw the musical Dreamgirls for the first time this summer and the main character, Effie White has become one of my biggest inspirations!

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    1. Ooh yes, I love Nina! Nina is such a strong female character! I love that, “if they don’t want the whole of you, they’re not worth your time” ๐Ÿ˜€
      Starr is great too!

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  2. I really liked your post! Scarlet O’Hara from Gone With the Wind inspired me with her resilience and hardworking attitude. Princess Leia is also high on my list. I loved watching her in Star Wars when I was a kid!

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    1. I have never watched Gone With the Wind or Star Wars… I think I’ll really like Star Wars though, but I don’t know where to start watching! Thank you!

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      1. I actually read Gone With the Wind but I watched Star Wars in the release order so the ones with Princess Leia first. I always watch them 4,5,6,1,2,3, then 7. I guess that can be confusing ๐Ÿ˜…

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  3. I LOVE this post!! One thing I’ve definitely noticed is that my role models growing up were female fictional characters. My absolute favorites were Anne Shirley and Sara Crewe. Hermione obviously is such a role model. She’s like the best qualities of all the houses in one person!

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    1. Thanks! Hermione and Mulan are amazing! I am so happy about that! (seriously, I want to make everyone read this series and I’ll probably not stop talking about it before they do :P)

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  4. Great post! I recently did a post on female role models to celebrate 2018 being the year of the woman in the UK. These are some great choices- Hermione is a fantastic one that I too discovered later in my childhood- I wish I’d known about her as a young girl growing up also! ๐Ÿ™‚

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