The Science of Strong Women

The Science of Strong Women

The True Stories Behind Your Favorite Fictional Feminists

Rhiannon Lee


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Discover all there is to know about strong women in fiction: Hermione Granger, Wonder Woman, Princess Leia, and more!

A strong woman is not just a badass lady who solves her problems with a high kick and a sassy comeback, all the while looking fabulous in a cape (although the cape is a plus!). A strong woman is a pioneer for bravery, intelligence, determination, and social justice for all.

Compelling, humorous, and brilliantly illustrated in equal measures, The Science of Strong Women showcases a collection of fifty fantastic fictional feminists we all know and love. Through media analysis and awe-inspiring discoveries, this inspirational guide delves deeper into female-forward fiction and features a truly diverse collection of strong women including:

  • June Osborne
  • Star Carter
  • Katniss Everdeen
  • Elizabeth Bennet
  • Éowyn
  • Jo March
  • Buffy Summers
  • And many more
Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, and may we learn from them with The Science of Strong Women.


Rhiannon Lee:
Rhiannon Lee holds a PhD in chemistry and is a strong campaigner for the recognition of women in science. She hopes to bring her own experience of how strong women have influenced her own life and the decisions she makes today. Rhiannon resides in the United Kingdom.