I was going to write a long sad thing, and I still might.
As much as I am saddened by the loss of someone like Carrie Fisher, I am happy that she served as a model of powerful femininity for so many women that I know. She was not the only one of course, but she was an important voice to see in the industry and in one of the largest science-fiction franchises of all time. Actress, writer, script doctor…. just really fucking significant.
She just did her fucking work, and it is sad that she won’t be around to do it.
But there is more work to be done. There are more fearless princesses waiting to be born. There are more worlds to create.
Like every bit of bad news we got this year, feel your feelings. Then do your work.