Carrie Fisher — May the Force Be With Her

I was six when I saw "Star Wars: A New Hope" in the movie theater. 

Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia Organa introduce me, and a whole generation of young girls, a new type of princess. 

Princess Leia was a departure from traditional princesses in fairy tales. No ordinary princess who fell in line behind her rescuers. Leia Organa laughed at Han and Luke. She took matters — and guns — into her own hands. 

Carrie Fisher's 5' 1" figure clad in white stood strong and tall against Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin who literally towered above her. She showed no fear — she was loyal and stood up against injustice. 

Carrie Fisher moved onto other roles and was a best-selling author. She was also known for fixing screenplays throughout hollywood.

But for a little girl, before Wonder Woman came along, Carrie Fisher/Princess Leia was my first female superhero. 

May the Force be with Her.