Legendary Women is a journalistic site and charity seeking to promote positive images of women in the media. We celebrate our favorite fictional heroines from books and the silver screen and also highlight real world women role models and the charities they run and support.

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Our third annual literary contest has started! submit it to our email contests@legendarywomen.org So what are you waiting for? Don't you want to be legendary too? To find out more, check our revised rules here.

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    For the next two weeks, Legendary Women, Inc. is raising money primarily for Casa Ruby, D.C., a community center that helps LGBT people in D.C., especially those who are geender non-conforming.

    We're proud to present our 2015 Literary Contest Winner with Ms. Samantha Dauer and her piece "J. J.

    Our second place winner for the 2015 literary contest is below.


    We're proud to be sharing our third place winner, Megan Ainslow's, story "A Matriline" here. This will be up on our site for six months so please read, enjoy and comment!


    Our staffer, Megan Hussey, has a brilliant article calling forth for a new type of award for awards season.

    As a corollary to our First Annual Literary Contest, we're having a drive until November 30, 2012 to get together books for the Women's Prison Book Project (WPBP), a non-p

    We all have a favorite heroine, a woman who kicks a serious amount of butt and inspires us to be better than we are.

    Previously, we highlighted the problems of those out there who appeared to be stuffing books and engaging in inappropriate sexual discourse with their customers.

    The flurry of news stories over the past year might give people the impression that the last stand for LGBTQ rights is the fight for marriage equality… and maybe where you buy your fried c