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Heroines Quilt VII: Tiffany Aching

Heroines Quilt VII: Tiffany Aching

As children my sister and I would borrow as many books as we could from the library at a time – most of them already read by the time we arrived home. One of these beloved library reads introduced me to the brilliant Tiffany Aching.  Tiffany is the heroine of Sir...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Daiane dos Santos

Heroines Quilt VII: Daiane dos Santos

The year was 2007. I was dancing around the living room and trying to do (very dangerous) tricks on the couch. The Pan-American Games were playing on TV. And a girl dressed in Brazil’s national colors was competing in gymnastics. Daiane dos Santos, at the time 24...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Kim Possible (again)

Heroines Quilt VII: Kim Possible (again)

Kim Possible is an American Disney Channel animated series that ran for five years in the early 2000s. The fictional main character and heroine is Kim Possible, a well-rounded crime-fighting teen. One of her many slogans is: “Kim Possible, she can do anything.” She is...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Artemisia Gentileschi

Heroines Quilt VII: Artemisia Gentileschi

I must say that I struggled quite a bit trying to think of a girlhood heroine or any hero of mine when asked to write on this topic.Throughout my life, even as a child, I didn’t particularly idolise anyone. Certainly, I enjoyed watching cartoons, tv shows, movies or...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Laila and Mariam

Heroines Quilt VII: Laila and Mariam

The first feminist book I ever read was A Thousand Splendid Suns. I was a few years younger than Mariam and Laila when they first started their journeys the first time I read the book. The first thing I felt was that these girls seemed like women to me. Mariam and...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Beatrix Potter

Heroines Quilt VII: Beatrix Potter

As a young girl, I constantly had my head in a book. With two older sisters who were allowed to go out and play, it was a way to keep myself entertained. I quickly fell in love with the mode of escapism. So much so, that as I grew older, I often still opted for a...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Granny Weatherwax and the Wyrd Sisters

Heroines Quilt VII: Granny Weatherwax and the Wyrd Sisters

My mother introduced me to the wonderful world of books and the power of words. She made sure we often left the library in a car packed with books about anything and everything.  I soon took an interest in fantasy books, which led me to the Terry Pratchett...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Fairy

Heroines Quilt VII: Fairy

My childhood heroine was an invisible fairy watching over me as I skipped a run in my blossoming garden, as I cooked flower petals on my cooking stove made of plastic and wood, as I spoke to my Barbie dolls after a tiring day at school. That invisible fairy would...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Kim Possible

Heroines Quilt VII: Kim Possible

My girlhood heroine was Kim Possible (and even Shego from the same cartoon – the show features two very strong female characters). During each episode, Kim proved how one could do well in school, be captain of her High School cheer squad, and save the world from...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Leslie Knope

Heroines Quilt VII: Leslie Knope

I began watching Parks and Recreation during my teenage years. I immediately admired the character of Leslie Knope. The series follows Leslie, a persistent optimist and committed public servant, as she works to fulfil her many ambitions. Leslie provides an important...

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