In fiction, in film and on soaps, the heroines and ingenues are always on the front burner. At best, they’re charming, witty and agreeable; at worst, they’re head-nodding sheep that follow trouble wherever it goes.
But every once in a while, a strong woman – a staunch woman – breaks the mold.
Like Little Edie.
She’s quite a staunch character! (A real-life one, too.) But there are staunch fictional characters as well.
There’s a great post in Jennifer Gibbons’ Guiding Light Project today. This essay was written by Lana Nieves. Lana wrote a fantastic piece talking about two of Guiding Light’s staunchest ladies – Holly Norris Thorpe Lindsey, and Olivia Spencer.
You must read this essay – I can’t rave about it enough.
And please, come visit Jennifer at RedRoom. If you’re not a member there, you should be! You can join Jennifer’s Guiding Light project, read Lynn Liccardo’s thoughtful posts, and if you start your own RedRoom profile, you can post your own blog entries, writing, poems, and creative works there, too!