As I mentioned last week, I just started back at law school and am already stressed out! This is my third and final year in the program, and yet I am still surprised every semester at how much work there is to do.
|HOW DID THIS HAPPEN AGAIN|
|For example - Nelson Mandela spent decades in prison for his activism and was a catalyst for the end of apartheid in South Africa. Incidentally, there is a biopic starring Idris Elba about Mandela's life coming out in October.|
I thought of this topic when I just cracked open my new copy of Rae Carson's The Bitter Kingdom (review to follow!) because I find the main character, Elisa, so inspiring. All I can tell you so far is that the novel opens with Elisa once again immediately pushing herself to her physical limits, and I can't wait to read more!
|So excited to start reading!|
It seems Meg and I are in a competition over who can bring up Kel the most often (Meg: 1, Sam: 2) but there is absolutely a reason. Kel is the classic warrior stoic. Nothing fazes her; nothing shakes her. She keeps her cool in some insane circumstances as the first openly female knight in a century. She is hazed, beaten, mocked, ridiculed, whispered about, tormented, and almost denied her dream, but no matter what - she perseveres.
|Amazing fanart of Kel by Minuiko|
What heroines or heroes inspire you? Let us know in the comments!