I Absolutely love Geek Girls Don't Cry by Andrea Towers

What does it mean for a woman to be strong? Especially in a world where our conception of a “hero" is still so heavily influenced by male characters like Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman? Why do we know about the depression Batman experiences after losing his parents but not Princess Leia’s grief after unexpectedly losing her home planet of Alderaan? Why do we know about the alienation Superman experienced after being sent away from his home planet of Krypton but not Supergirl’s trauma which came from the same experience?
Must read for any fangirl - how Geek girls dont cry
Author: Andrea Towers / ISBN: 9781454933397 / Publisher: Sterling / Pub Date: Jun2019

What Is Geek Girls Don't Cry About?


Geek Girls Don't Cry explores the subject, offering advice tailor-made for fans of any age. Andrea Towers who works in public relations at Marvel Entertainment and has written about superheroines for outlets such as Entertainment Weekly outlines some of the primary traits heroic women can call upon, like resilience, self- acceptance, and bravery.  Not only does she pull in stories and advice from real-life women involved in all levels of pop culture – many of whom credit the characters they work with for helping them through hard times – but there is also insight provided by psychologists who have helped patients find the light through figures from the pop-culture pantheon.

Looking at pop culture favorites from books, TV shows, movies and comic books (aka Geek Girls), such as Hermione Granger, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Katniss Everdeen, Xena Warrior Princess and Marvel’s Black Widow and Jessica Jones, Towers examines how these women deal with topics like trauma, grief, depression, overcoming adversity and isolation. She also interviews the creators of our favorite fictional heroines, who discuss how they drew from their own experiences to develop these protagonists and how, conversely, their own creations continue to inspire them.

Seeking comfort from fiction is a truly universal human attribute and Geek Girls Don't Cry serves as an understandable and relatable guide for people who want to overcome mental health issues and will appreciate the examples set by goddesses, mutants and superheroes. This is a book for those in search of mindfulness but with a healthy infusion of pop culture, fun, and feminism!

Why I Love Geek Girls Don't Cry


About the author:

A lifelong fan of pop culture and the individuals who make it, Andrea Towers has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 10 years – including in her current role at Marvel Entertainment. Her work has been published in outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, Paste Magazine, Mashable, Bustle and Variety. She lives in New York City.

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