I got completely gob smacked this week when I looked at my Twitter account, I had a celebrity follow me!!! No idea why, but it’s awesome. In case anybody is wondering who, it is Juliet Landau. She played the lovely and loony vampire Drusilla on two of my favorite shows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.
Made me nostalgic for those shows. I cannot believe it has been over thirteen
years since they ended. The Pivot
network still plays Buffy reruns; I am watching one currently. It was a great
show. It challenged a lot of
old-fashioned notions about girls.
Instead of girls being the victim, and being rescued, the girl was the
superhero. She saved the world, a lot
LOL (if you were a fan of the show, you might get that reference). All the females in those shows were totally
powerful. There was Buffy, Willow,
Cordelia, Tara, Anya, and crazy Drusilla.
They did not cower, but fought for what they thought was right. They
were devoted to their friends and family. All of the females on the show were great, albeit
non-traditional, role models, even wicked Drusilla. She was loyal, and
protective, and loved Spike. Girls today
need more super heroes, more women role models they can look up too. I know there are lots of real world, strong
women, but little girls, like my seven-year-old, are not interested in
politics, philanthropy, or Fortune 500 companies. She likes bright colors, cute
dolls, ponies, and fun.
I like the D.C. Comics has come out with a line of D.C.
Superhero Girls that are girls, not women. They are much more relatable to my
daughter. Staci likes that she looks like Supergirl with the long blond hair
and big blue eyes. I am also looking forward to taking her to see the new
Wonder Woman movie. I want to encourage
her to dream about being a strong, smart woman. LOL I had Linda Carter as my
Wonder Woman, and a Saturday morning show with the Greek heroine Isis. I watch
them now and cringe at how silly they were, but to me back then they were
awesome. I want her to have those types of role models to look up to, ones that
make her feel that she can do anything. I want her to face problems head on, to not
give up, even when it seems to be an impossible task. I want her to have friends she loves and who
love her in return. I want her to have incredible
courage and be brave, even when she is scared to take that first step. I never
want her to feel limited by being a girl, or mortal LOL.
|Isn't she pretty|
|love these dolls|