The Shapes We Mae

My Favorite Female Protagonists

The Feminist's BookshelfLily MyersComment

I just got to write this article for BUST magazine about life lessons I learned from children's book heroines. And man, it took me back. I found myself so profoundly grateful for having had access to these books when I was little; they truly taught me that reading is powerful, magic is real, and any adventure is possible.

Who are your favorite female characters from your childhood? What did you learn from them? I'm so filled with nostalgia now that I'm going to go home and re-read some of these classics.... see more here at!