Day Eleven: Favorite Female Character in a Children's TV Show
She-Ra Princess of Power
Obviously, my love for adventurous ladies began very young. My favorite thing about She-Ra was that my mom and little sister never argued with me about watching it. I loved shows like GI Joe and He-Man, but my mom always told me they were boy shows, which was why my sister never wanted to watch them. When I roamed the toy aisles at Wal-Mart and saw that all the action figures associated with those shows were clearly aimed at boys, I felt a sinking feeling they were right: I wasn't supposed to like them. She-Ra was different because it was all about girls, so my mom bought me a sword and a ton of She-Ra dolls, and my mom, my sister, and I all agreed that we would watch it every time it came on. It was the only adventure show that felt like it was clearly mine, and I loved it for that.