Princess Leia was my first love. My first crush. The first person I can remember wanting to be. She didn’t let stupid dudes tell her what to do. She was always cool in a crisis. She took orders from no man. In a sea of damsels in distress, she was the one doing the rescuing. And I learned from her.
Carrie wasn’t just a heroine on screen, but one off of it as well. A champion of sufferers of addiction and depression. A fighter against tyranny and evil. There wasn’t anything she was afraid to tackle. The future. The past. She had it all by the balls. Just like any princess should.
And in her bravery, in her strength, she made others brave and strong.
RIP, Princess. You are already missed.
“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.”
FILE – In this July 10, 2015 file photo, Carrie Fisher, from left, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford attend Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” panel on day 2 of Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif. Ford stars as Hans Solo in the new film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” releasing in U.S. theaters on Dec. 18, 2015. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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