Remaking The Hero Archetype – Kameron Hurley

Kameron Hurley asks readers to say the first thing that comes to mind upon reading the word “Hero”. What is your first thought?.

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My first thought was Harry Potter. Then Sherlock Holmes (The Benedict Cumberbatch version, naturally).

Then the Tenth Doctor (11 is my Doctor, but apparently, subconsciously, I feel like Ten is more likely to rescue me…)

These may not be archetypical heroes, but isn’t it a bit sad that my first three thoughts are all white men? Where are my heroines? Where is my mental diversity? It looks like I have some re-training my brain to do. 
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