While the geek world is full of geek male heroes, there aren’t nearly as many females that are seen as heroes. Here are a few of the geek girls that I call heroes and why.
Lt. Uhura set the standard for working geek girls. She showed all of us girls that in a world dominated by men she could be as competent as or even more competent than the men she worked with. She showed us that you could wear a mini skirt and still be an expert in your field.
Morticia Addams is the woman who really pointed out to the world that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. She delighted in being different from the rest of the world.
Wonder Woman showed us all that we can do what seems impossible like fly an invisible airplane. And she looked great doing the impossible.
Princess Leia showed us that just because you’re a princess it doesn’t mean that you have to be helpless. When Luke and Han couldn’t find a way out of a mess, she blasted a hole in the wall. When it hit the fan at Jabba’s Palace Princess Leia was the one who finished off Jabba.
Hermione Granger showed us that if you work hard enough there is nothing that can stop you from being great. She showed us that you can be beautiful and smart too.
So let me know who your geek girl hero is.