#StrongWithoutStrong – Tweeps describe their favourite female characters without using the word ‘strong’

Describing your favourite female character from fiction… It sounds simple, right? But how many times have you seen the word ‘strong’ attached to those very same characters, or have them compared to others like it’s a competition?

Being recognised for strength is a great thing, but it’s become too commonplace. Labelling a character as ‘strong’ is too easy, especially when there’s a whole dictionary full of words you could use.

Here we’ve gathered some of our favourites, but you can still search the hashtag on Twitter to read the whole conversation.

It IS possible, and the results are beautiful. So many words, and so many ways to describe a person. A women shouldn’t be confined to just ‘strong’.

And it’s never too late to get on there and add your own. We’d love to see them too so don’t forget to mention us @maximumpopbooks

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Written by Sarah Clare

Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.

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