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Women Rock! 6 Fictional Heroines Who Look Like Real Women

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It’s Women’s History Month and we are looking forward to all the events and books that celebrate the impact that women have on the world. In addition to bringing you the latest pop culture news and reviews where women are the focus, this month, we are also going to share with you some of the best BookTrib articles of the past that celebrate women and diversity.  Today, we feature this piece from June 17th, 2015 about fictional heroines that actually look like real women.    Fictional Heroines Who Look Like Real Women There is often an assumption while reading that the main characters are going to be thin. Unless otherwise stated, the reader is expected to picture a woman with slim…

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Inspiring fictional heroines who look like real women

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There is often an assumption while reading that the main characters are going to be thin. Unless otherwise stated, the reader is expected to picture a woman with slim legs, a man with a muscular frame. There might even be a chance that the female character will be “curvy”—which usually boils down to a large chest attached to a small waist. But when you don’t grow up as a size 2, you’re left to wonder why you can’t find any characters who reflect what you see in the mirror. Not everyone is naturally thin, just like not everyone is Caucasian or of Western European descent. So when we talk about needing diverse books, we’re not just talking about representing other…

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