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Empowered YA Heroines

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Latest Activity: May 27, 2014

Empowered YA Heroines

 I don't know about the rest of you, but I feel that YA fiction has become overrun with stories about passive girls whose whole existence and reason for being relies on being attached to an impossibly handsome, other-wordly beautiful boy.  Young girls, all women really, but specifically young girls have so many negative influences to combat, I feel the least we can do is give them some better role models in the books they read.  I'm not bashing love stories, but girls need to know that there's much more to life!  Like how about their own dreams and aspirations?  Celebrating what makes them creative and unique?  I think it's time for some new stories to be told with some new, more empowered, totally kick-ass heroines!

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Comment by Alisha R. Emrich on May 27, 2014 at 5:56pm

Wow.  

I'm so sorry, I've been M.I.A. for waaayyy too long.  I started this group back in what, 2010?  2011?  And I didn't think anyone would be interested in joining so I stopped checking.  Actually I haven't been on the site in forever.  By chance, I happened to log in yesterday and I see now only have people joined, but are participating!  And I just want to say thank you!  

Thank you for joining and sharing your thoughts and your writing.  

Comment by Syeda Tasmia Tahia on April 7, 2014 at 1:54pm

Hello Ladies. Anyone here have a moment (or a few, actually) to spare? I am looking some feedback on the 10th chapter of my YA Silent Voices. It is written from a omniscient third-person narrative, focusing on one or two of the for MCs feelings (or silenced voices) in each chapter.
http://www.shewrites.com/xn/detail/3506464:BlogPost:837314?xg_sourc...
It would be very kind of you to give me any positive, negative or constructive feedback you may be willing to share. Thank you very much in advance! :)

Comment by Syeda Tasmia Tahia on December 4, 2012 at 5:27am

Teenage dreams in the selfish world of glamour. Losing innocence or gaining her true self? http://ning.it/UlSXNJFeedback very welcome!" Chapter 9 of YA Silen Voices.

Silent Voices: Four extraordinary people, young of blood, kind at heart, strong of will, but rash at actions...living in their own worlds, following isolated paths to their own goals...when the paths cross, the worlds shall crash...into a complex bonds of relationships...Because in a world where wants precede needs, only two can survive happily...

Comment by Katie S. Pendergrass on October 12, 2012 at 6:21pm

I second that thank you =). It's why I like to write my protags tough, and why my main lead in my current WIP is about girl power. 

Comment by Tiffany Lyn on July 31, 2012 at 9:58pm

Cannot thank you enough for starting this group. I just finished a YA about a girl giving up a guy for her girlfriends and her family. 

"I was no longer sacrificing myself and my friends at his alter."

 

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