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Loving this today: Dove on why you’re prettier than you think

New installment from Dove’s Real Beauty campaign. It’s so important to remember this when we try to judge ourselves. And as YA writers, it’s so important to keep in mind that what we write adds to this ongoing conversation. Here’s to characters that learn to trust and love themselves (even if they struggle, as every… Continue reading Loving this today: Dove on why you’re prettier than you think

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Awesome Girl in Fiction: Arya Stark

I’ve posted before on feminism role models in YA literature, and while the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) isn’t exactly YA, given the age of Arya at the beginning of the series (9), I think she’s worth a look. Early on in the series, Arya is show… Continue reading Awesome Girl in Fiction: Arya Stark