I have many heroes. I love Tank Girl. Intelligent, funny, sexy and all female she ticks all the boxes for all the things I want to be. As I stomp around in my Doc Martens, shorts and leather jacket I hope that I look like her just a little bit. What do you think?
Perhaps I am guilty of wishful thinking, but at least she has a figure that is humanly possible.
So this post is about the people who have inspired me. They are listed in no particular order and limited to 10.
2. Courtney Love
Whats not to love? She is gorgeous, talented and everything I wanted to be when I was a teenager. Plus she married Kurt Cobain, another hero of mine. It was as if my two favourite people had got together If neither of them were going to marry me, I could be consoled with the fact they had each other.
A strong woman who ruled. She rocks. Not afraid to use her sexuality to get what was best for her country and people. Plus, had to deal with a bunch of loser men (who hasn’t?)
His works are brilliant, they move me. They reflect what I feel. Pure genius. Plus he met the Doctor.
5. Minne the Minx
Feisty, fun and disrespectful She got away with so much. Also kinda sexy. I wanted her to get with Dennis the Menace in the same way I was pleased Kurt and Courtney got married.
6. Ada Lovelace
First computer programmer. Intelligent woman of science (just like me!)
7. Anne Boleyn
One of the first women I truly adored. I could imagine her execution, her bravery, knowing her child would not have a mother. Her story captured my imagination and I avidly read everything I could about the Tudors. I wanted 6 fingers because of Anne.
8. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Another woman of science who brought to the west the Muslim concept of variolation.
9. Wilfred Owen
I love World War I poetry, and Wilfred Owen made me cry. His poetry has also coloured my view of the armed forces for all my life.
Another intelligent being with a huge capacity to love. Just not human. First time I considered inter species marriage.