We celebrate Katniss Everdeen (& Jennifer Lawrence)

katniss and Jennifer

Tomorrow is the big day.  The premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  Well, it’s a big day for us fans anyway.  Those of us who read all 3 books and worship at the throne of Katniss Everdeen.  Today, we celebrate both Katniss and actress Jennifer Lawrence as Honorary Go Girls!

Katniss is a Go Girl! because:

  • She understands that “acting is doing.”  She sees through the inauthentic pomp and show of the Capitol and knows that it is the choices we make and the things we do that define our character…not the clothes we wear.
  • She cares for and protects other girls more vulnerable than her, like her sister Prim and the young Rue in the first book or the aging Mags in the 2nd.
  • She recognizes injustice and stands up to it.
  • She dares to be just who she is, even when others want her to be someone else.

Jennifer is a Go Girl! because:

  • She speaks her truth, even when it’s not a popular opinion.
  • She knows and celebrates the diversity of women and girls bodies and believes the media should too.
  • She is playful and fun and doesn’t take herself too seriously.
  • She dares to be just who she is, even when others want her to be someone else.