I’m the first to admit I love Disney Princesses. I also grew up loving shows like Buffy, Dark Angel, Charmed and of course, Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. That love for Wonder Woman has followed me most of my life, so I always wanted to stand up for the innocent and defend the defenseless.
Gail Simone has a quote about Wonder Woman that I love:
“If you need to stop an asteroid, you call Superman. If you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But if you need to end a war, you call Wonder Woman.”
I think in recent years, due to lack of representation and lack of toys, girls haven’t gotten the message they can be both a Princess and Warrior. I’m hopeful that’s about to change, since there’s been so much public outcry.
“What makes a good leader?” has also been on my mind a lot this week. In the past, I’ve deal with “Queen Bees” and “Kings” who think they lead because of superiority. They lead because they’ve got the crown, but I think a real warrior princess doesn’t use her crown as a status symbol. She gets in the mud, puts her shoulder to the wheel, and helps her people move forward.
This playlist is about all of that. Being a warrior, being a princess (or a queen), being a leader.
Be strong. Be sweet. Be diplomatic. Be whatever you need to be, and want to be, to get the job done. Go forth, lead and conquer.
Here’s the playlist:
- Castle – Halsey
- Warrior – Kimbra, A-Trak, Mark Foster
- Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde
- I Know What I Am – Band of Skulls
- Crown on the Ground – Sleigh Bells
- Heavy is the Head – Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell
- Demons – Sleigh Bells
- Go! – Santigold featuring Karen O
- Coming Home II – Skylar Grey
- New Bohemia – Transviolet
Here’s the link: