Joss Whedon on Strong Female Characters

Who better to speak on strong female characters and their place in storytelling than the man who Hulksmashed box office records with The Avengers and broke barriers and the entertainment industry’s expectations with Buffy the Vampire Slayer?



Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to

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  • May 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I wonder how the folks who thought Joss wasn’t ‘manly’ enough to direct an action are feeling right about now? I still chuckle every time I think of that cosmo quote.

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