This month, we’re celebrating the leading ladies of Netflix. The streaming service has some of the best original programs around and in doing so have created many strong female lead characters. I have seen 3 of the 4 shows below and I can honestly say each show is amazing. They are all very different yet not your stereotypical portrayal of women. These leading ladies are not damsels in distress waiting for their prince to rescue them nor are they portrayed as being subservient. Rather, this diverse group of leading ladies share the strength within themselves to manage their own unique situation in a way only they know how.
The characters have each penned a letter to their younger self, which provides a glimpse into their world and the challenges they face.
A young Queen unexpectedly ascends to the throne in The Crown.
A group of female inmates must learn to live together despite their vast backgrounds and differences in Orange is the New Black.
An emotionally traumatized woman with the gift of extreme strength starts a new life in Jessica Jones.
A comedian looking to connect with women across generations in Chelsea.
These women have come a long way, each with their own unique experiences to share. Their letters have inspired me to reflect and write my own below.
What advice would you give to your younger self??
Disclosure: As a member of Netflix Canada’s Stream Team, I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix. As always, all opinions are my own.
About Wendy Morelli
Wendy loves her 2 kids and her iPhone, not necessarily always in that order. She is an app obsessed mom who loves everything tech and is (unfortunately) old enough to remember the brick Motorola cell phone and the Commodore computer. Her love for technology stems back to the 10+ years of working for technology based companies. Wendy's alter ego, "AppHipMom" has been featured in Canadian Family, iVillage, Women in Biz, EverythingMom, BlogHer and Savvy Mom.