She meant (means) so much to us geek girls
She is the proof that women have always been and will always be more than a a geek boy’s wet dream in a bra. She helped with the idea that women belong in the sci-fi genre, not just as pretty things to look at but as warriors, as leaders, as hope. She taught us to be the hero in our own story, and to kiss the pretty boy while we’re at it.
She told us woman are more than a pretty face and are allowed to exist even with wrinkles, grey hair, fat bellies and a middle finger raised high for all those against the idea of ageing women. She told us it’s okay to be sick, it’s okay if your brain isn’t perfect, it’s always to hit rock bottom because you can only go up from there.
She told us you can be more than a princess. You can be a general.
Us geek girls lost an important figure today.
But we’ll never forget what she did for us.