nerdy-stuff:

NOT damsels in distress

Katniss (The Hunger Games)
Annabeth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
Black Widow (The Avengers)
Mulan
Number Six (I am Number Four)
Alanna (Alanna: The First Adventure)
Kim Possible and Shego (Kim Possible)
Max (Maximum Ride)

This is what the girl I want to be. BAD ASS, TOUGH, and a FIGHTER type of woman. That lady who does not wait for someone (or perhaps, some man) to save her from trouble, but is ready take any battle and challenges ahead. That lady who knows how to protect herself and her friends, let alone her dignity and beliefs. That lady who has fears but is not afraid to face them.