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

Big Updates for Legendary Women, Inc.

Phew, we've had a busy few months. We have some new board members joining us and their bios will be up soon! We have an amazing team of bloggers who joined this fall who are blogging on topics from women in legend, young adult literaure and films, current movies and tv shows with great female characters, current events, personal essays on self-esteem, and awesome women we should know in film among other issues. We've got more coming too. Also, we're currently celebrating the final season of Amy Poehler's Parks and Recreation with weekly recaps and just growing a ton. We also have exciting news regarding some big events coming up. First, our second literary contest will unveil its rules and be open for submissions on January 31, 2015. So check back here in four days for your way to be involved in our next round. Finally, Megan Hussey has come up with a great counter to The Oscars/Academy Awards here called the Legendaries (or also "The Lucindas" for short). So feel free to send your nominees to legendarylucinda@lycos.com OR you can tweet them to us on twitter "@legendarywomen" and we look forward to your picks between now and February 17th for the women of 2014 who deserved to be recognized for their contributions to film. As always, check back here for more updates and always be on the look out at our medium page for the latest articles by our staff.

The Archive

Phew, we've had a busy few months. We have some new board members joining us and their bios will be up soon!

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-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!

“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