Hello, super_redhead here!

As I’m sure you know, I review Star Wars: The Clone Wars here on Knights Archive. What some others won’t know though, is that I’m a young, female geek. And that I couldn’t prouder of being one.

I’m the Sci-Fi geek in the class. The one who listens to the teacher, however unpopular that may be. But I’m also the one who really can’t see a difference in Girls and Boys when it comes to their opportunities in the future and what they can and can’t handle, like Star Wars. It’s a common stereotype that all girls like make-up and gossip, and have no time in their busy shopping schedule to like a good Sci-Fi film.

Well, that stereotype is wrong for some.

I don’t ever wear any cosmetics and I try to steer out of clothes shopping. But I love the Star Wars saga, as well a other Sci-Fi films, plus books, and the rest of it. And I’m not afraid to show it.

In primary school I had a great group of friends. Of geeks like me. Most of them were boys. We talked Star Wars and Lego and Pokemon and computers. But then we got a bit older, and I suppose we just sort of drifted apart. Now I can’t help but think that maybe it was because of my gender. But I didn’t take it heart, and now I have a great group of friends who share other common interests with me.

I’ve always been a bit bullied. Especially going into high school, but more about my hair colour than anything else. I guess that, over time, with the help of those around me, I learned to ignore them and to move on. And they learned I was mature enough to do so, and left me alone. Because of this I’m not scared of being different from the crowd and judged for it, rather, I’ve found ways to express my interests. I feel I’ve really come out of my shell and decided to do what I love best. And that’s geeking around. I read. I study. I go onto computers. And I watch Star Wars. And I let people know about it. My back pack jingles with Star Wars plushies, I wore a transformers shirt to a school mufti day and I talk to my science teacher about science. It’s just who I am, and I encourage all girls and women to do the same.

Stop being worried about what others think, but rather what you think about something. And if you like it or not. And if you’re going to show others that that is what you like.

Because, as a great man once said, If you spend all your life trying to become what everyone expects you to become, then you’d be the most boring person on the planet. So how is it? Are you going to be what people expect you to be, or are you going to show your interests, and become original, and show people who you are?

I’m a female Star Wars fan.

Who are you?