Sapphic Skywalkers: Don’t You Forget About Shmi

Sapphic Skywalkers: Don’t You Forget About Shmi

This week, Lynn and Natalie talk about a character who deserves everyone’s love and admiration: Shmi Skywalker, First of her Name, Mother of Jedi and Legends. Then we delve into the larger topic of older and more “motherly” characters being sidelined and not seen as marketable.

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Leia Organa, and the Women Left Behind

Leia Organa, and the Women Left Behind

Spoiler warnings for Version ControlUnwind, and The Fold.

Let’s talk about ladies. More specifically, let’s talk about god damn General Leia Organa, biological daughter of the biggest mistake of the galaxy and the bravest queen to ever grace Naboo’s picturesque vistas, adopted daughter of verified owner of the Galaxy’s Best Dad mug. At the tender age of nineteen, she stands up to Vader himself; decades later, she’s leading the only resistance the New Republic has against the First Order.

She is vitally important, not just in the GFFA, but in science fiction in general. Why? Because she still has her voice. She falls in love, becomes a slave (ugh), gets married, has a kid — and years later, she still has a voice.

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