Happy Feminism Friday!
When I was small (smaller) I was very academic, very precocious and was the reluctant owner of a mane of untameable hair. So was Hermione Granger. When I discovered The Internet I fell a bit in love with all the Hermione fan art – sometimes she had just hair like mine, sometimes she had afro hair, sometimes she had my skin tone, sometimes she was darker – and it was brilliant, because by then Warner Bros had written Hermione into a character who was SMART and BEAUTIFUL and FUNNY, with hair that was PERFECTLY COMBED presumably because ISN’T THAT WHAT WOMEN ARE???
Actually Book Hermione is a massive handful and really annoying sometimes and *bangs drum* real. My hair is more purple than hers these days but she’s still my favourite of the Potter kids (and I am forever grateful that Emma Watson, ironically, is a staunch feminist with her own great head of hair).
That is the story of how I made my Strong Female Character print. You’re welcome, world. Write realistic depictions of humans. Never brush your hair. My feminism print collection is available on Folksy and on nuMonday.