Today, my Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher, passed away and there’s a deep heaviness in my heart for a part of my childhood that I just lost. I was ten when I knew I wanted to be as badass as Princess Leia. I wanted her sass (even though I didn’t know the word then) and her courage, one that made her go against the evil Empire. I also wanted her hairstyle even though my grandmother always gave me a bowl cut against my wishes.
In the midst of so much darkness in my life then, she showed me that any girl could stand on her own with the boys and at a time when I really needed to know that. And boy, so many years later, do I need to be reminded of that more than ever.
Rest in peace, my Princess.
Thank you Carrie Fisher for all that you've given us. You'll be missed. pic.twitter.com/q74YkG9KPg
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) December 27, 2016