As Women’s History Month draws to a close, you may be wondering how you can continue to encourage female empowerment throughout the rest of the year. One easy way is to check out these binge-worthy movies and TV shows. It’s always good to support strong, female leads and empowering story lines.
1. Parks and Recreation
If you’re in the mood for a delightfully quirky, giggle-inducing comedy, you’ve come to the right place. Parks and Recreation Department Deputy Director Leslie Knope is here to get things done, and she refuses to take no for an answer. Knope works to show appreciation for all those around her, especially the leading ladies in her life. Full of lovable characters and lots of laughs, “Parks and Recreation” is sure to keep you hitting the “next episode” button.
2. Orange is the New Black
This show centers around a diverse group of women in prison, immersing viewers into their world and backstories. “Orange is the New Black” gives a fresh perspective to the reality that many women face while incarcerated. The drama, humor and strong characters will leave you feeling impassioned and ready to take control of your own life.
This show about female wrestlers is bound to differentiate itself from the other shows in your queue. “GLOW” is based on a true story about a group of wrestlers navigating the world of women’s wrestling. The characters actively fight stereotypes and are sure to disarm your expectations.
4. Wynonna Earp
If comedy-dramas aren’t your thing, tune in to the science fiction and fantasy world of “Wynonna Earp.” Earp is a hero unlike any other, taking on both demons and gender roles. This fast paced, action filled show will draw you in and keep you coming back for more… and more.
5. Chewing Gum
While Tracey Gordon isn’t your usual feminist heroine, she definitely is real. Gordon finds discouragement and empowerment in each episode as she begins to learn more about the world, which only leaves her with more questions. Gordon shows female empowerment not by shouting it from the rooftops or breaking gender norms, but by discovering the importance of being yourself and living your life in the best way you can.
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