Here at Autostraddle, we love kickass women. We’re presenting a list of 20 of our favorite kickass fictional heroines as a way to jumpstart this feelingsfest and leaving the rest up to you!
How dare I fall for the signature move when I’ve heard about it countless times over Chinese food?
Women who inspired us, gave us a vocabulary and taught us how to be ourselves.
A DJ battle on a mountain top.
“Stef: I don’t know how but somehow Rachel managed to find one X Files episode with lesbians in it.”
If you need to drown your sorrows about not going to A-camp, I pinky swear these chocolate peanut butter cookie dough s’more cupcakes will do the trick.
Julie wants me to say, “Nothing brings you to comedy.” I guess she means, we were always funny and attracted to funny people so that’s why we are here. And that it wasn’t necessarily a choice. We were born this way. Now she wants me to say, “YES BITCHES, BRANDY WAS BORN THAT WAY.”
Making merit badges is significantly easier than earning them.
This is an opportunity to talk about sneakers and cute queers. YOU’RE WELCOME, WORLD.
We danced on a mountain ’til 2:30 in the morning and this is what it sounded like.
Writing about your own experiences, whether it’s through memoir or essay or slam poetry or leaving post-its about the sandwiches your mom used to make for your lunch on lampposts, can be empowering and life-changing, even without anyone else reading it.
Eat your heart out, Etsy.
In case you’re just dreaming.
Break out a pumpkin beer(s) and cook up some of our fall favorites!
“Coming out never ends, and for some of you it hasn’t even begun.”
Postcards are fucking important.
A listening party for two. Or two hundred.
There are lots of reasons to read Santa Olivia. Even if you weren’t peer pressured into doing it for A Camp.
Gettin’ geeky with it.
Wish you were here / there!
This is a poem about kissing.