Carrie Fisher died yesterday from a heart attack at the age of 60. She was most known to the entire world as Princess Leia from Star Wars.
To boys, she was an object of their fantasy, but to women, she was a feisty but powerful person both in the films and in real life.
“You don’t have to always be comfortable. You don’t have to like everything you do,” Fisher said in one of her last interviews with Rolling Stone. She was an outspoken hero of mental health, an early figure who helped decrease the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
She was also against sexist standards and body shaming. “Stop debating whether I aged well,” she said in the Guardian.
She taught me to be open and brave. She taught thousands of girls that we can be both the beautiful princess and a fearless leader.