Women Writing Genre and Badass Female Leads

Mar 12, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Recording: Women Writing Genre and Badass Female Leads, Mar 12, 2023

Genre enthusiasts--creators and fans alike--have established affinities for franchises built around certain tropes and character arcs that are usually centered on a male perspective. But with genre content trending in mainstream entertainment, and larger female audiences calling for more representative characters and storylines, how can the space showcase women being as badass as the male leads that came before them?
A group of seasoned genre content female writers will discuss their approach to creating fresh narratives for a continually growing--and diverse--audience that breaks existing paradigms and broaden POVs in the space, and inspire a lineup of more diverse creators for the future.

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Samantha Shear

Zoic Studios

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Karyn Smith-Forge

This Radicle Act

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