In the second of our round-up blogs for Women’s History Month, we turn our attention to princesses. We are sick and tired of princesses who need to be rescued by a far more competent prince. What we want are princesses with personality, drive, and their own skills.

But which ones are our all time favourites? We’re glad you asked…


Princess Leia

Princess Leia from Star Wars

No explanation needed!

Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled

She’s proactive and saves the guy at the end. No damsel in distress here!


Moana saves *everyone*. Starting to see a theme here…


Sue from The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp

This princess ditches her shit prince for the dragon and they live happily ever after instead.

Mulan (I don’t care if she isn’t technically a princess!) from Disney’s Mulan (1998)

I’m including Mulan under a technicality for being the first Disney girl who drooled, cut off her hair and went to war!

Elsa from Frozen (2013)

I think more work could have been done on her character, but gay + ice castles = yay!


Princess Leia from Star Wars

(Yes, she’s so good two of us picked her!)

Leia is responsible for all my sass. She was the first female character I remember latching on to for never taking anyone’s bullshit lying down. She’s clever, diplomatic, an excellent fighter, and a strategic thinker. There really is no one better.

Xena the Warrior Princess

Does this one really need an explanation? Strong, beautiful, badass. I like my princesses with personality and spunk. You can’t say Xena lacks either.

Aerin from The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinkey

An outsider who marches to the beat of her own drum – I don’t think there is any female character out there I relate to more than Aerin.