I’ve been wanting to do a rec list like this for a long time, and now that I’m on vacation, I finally have time! So, without further ado, here’s a detailed list of my favorite books by women of color and why they’re awesome. #readwomen and diversify your shelves! Asterisk (*) indicates a Children’s or YA title.
Okay, i know that Face the Raven was on Saturday night but i am giving my fare-wells to Clara Oswald now. Clara Oswald was my absolute favorite companion, and i thought deep down inside that she would truly be here until the end. I know its silly to think because it wouldn’t be Doctor Who without, lets just say the “regeneration” of companions. I wish that Clara would have gone a different way, the raven destroying her from the inside out is not the way she deserved to go. She was brave, the bravest of all of the companions by far. She knew that she wasn’t going to make it to the next day, and she accepted that. She faced the raven and didn’t run, stood there and accepted her mistake. Clara taught me that life is too short to be afraid and let fear overtake you, to see the goodness in people no matter what their crime. And for those reasons i will always and forever love and miss my favorite companion.
She was the most important person in the universe.
Donna, she was the original sassy ginger. She was so strong, so brave, so brilliant.. but it took The Doctor to show her it.
“I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important before."
However, her care and stubbornness forced The Doctor to grow. Because of her, he truly realized he did not want to be alone. The Doctor, so brave and perfect, and it took Donna Noble to bring him just a bit closer to humanity.
Don’t get my wrong, each companion had something that made them special.
And I think Donna’s was her imperfection. It was how real she was. How she knew when The Doctor was being ridiculous
"Bite me, alien boy!”
But she also had the gull to risk her own life to save the world.