Who We Are

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.

Latest News

Literary Contest---First Year's Winners Fully Posted and Information Coming about 2015 Contest

Again, our newest articles and columns go straight to our Medium page now and have for a while. Up at Medium (you can find the link on the right hand side of this page), you'll find three great things: the winning story for our first literary contest called "From Her Tears Came the Sky," an interview with the writer, Michelle Denham, and also a short teaser about our next contest whose full rules and announcement will be coming in January of 2015! So go and enjoy the stories we do have from the first contest and start thinking about what you'll create for our 2015 contest. As a side note, older articles are still up here on the site and if you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you'll find our twitter feed, tumblr feed, and links to our associates.

The Archive

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-profit based in Minnesota, which collects paperback books and workbooks as well as monetary donations to help ensure that the over 150, 000 women in the prison system have access to reading materials to improve their lives. Read on to learn how to help!

We all have a favorite heroine, a woman who kicks a serious amount of butt and inspires us to be better than we are. So far, Legendary Women, Inc. has celebrated the female characters who already exist. Now we, along with Random Acts, are asking our readers to create some of their own! You have until November 30, 2012 to enter our contest so please check out the rules below!

Again, our newest articles and columns go straight to our Medium page now and have for a while.

New Story.

“Legendary Relationships” is a regular column which will examine relationship moments between women in popular media.

By Liz Fisher

“Legendary Relationships” is a regular column which will examine relationship moments between women in popular media.

 

by Liz Fisher

“Legendary Relationships” is a regular column which will examine relationship moments between women in popular media.

 

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 chicken. However, the mainstream battles for the LGBTQ community tend to lean towards the interests of middle class adults, not the other cultural or gender minorities of the group overall, and definitely not towards the needs of our youth. But while these youth have been largely forgotten by society, Golden Girls star and gay icon Bea Arthur did not forget them in her final years. 

By Liz Fisher

“Legendary Relationships” is a regular column which will examine relationship moments between women in popular media.

Strong Female Protagonist follows the adventures of a young middle-class American with super-strength, invincibilit