Folklore Isn’t Dead: Q&A with Elizabeth Tucker on Historical and Contemporary Legends

Having spent so much time researching, thinking and writing (well, considerably less time writing) about folklore in the historical sense, I find myself overlooking the fact that folklore is alive and well today. Settings and motifs may change, along with narrative conventions and methods of transmission, but we’ve never stopped creating and telling these tales. I don’t […]

Where are the Badass Women? – In Search of Less Depressing Fairy Tale Heroines

I hate to knock the less showy forms of strength and bravery–of course there is bravery in patience and endurance in the face of hardship.

But it gets damned depressing to read about that brand of bravery. You start to want the heroine to do something. To draw blood, to speak up, to take the initiative, to take something for herself.

You start to wonder:

Where are the Badass Women?