Sweet, beautiful angel Posh was the most amazing woman in the world to me when I was younger. Sure, she wasn't the most exciting member of The Spice Girls, but she was the classiest. And she was a brunette, like me, so we totally had so much in common. Unfortunately, I also had triangle hair when I was little, and also had no elegance, and also wasn't even a little bit mysterious, so while my transformation into Posh Spice was not to be, at least I came to terms at an early age that I would never be a beautiful, alien-headed swan like Mrs. Beckham.
I don't think I can actually put into words how b e a u t i f u l I thought Laura Winslow was when I was a tween. Especially after her haircut. LOOK AT HOW GOOD SHE LOOKS! Plus, she was a solid female character. And she was always just like, fending off boys. Me and my triangle hair wanted to be that. And then she also taught me humility and love is blind because she totes could have ended up with Stefan, but she picked Steve! Wow, what a lesson. Laura Winslow: forever my spirit animal.
It's almost spooky how ahead of her time Clarissa was. Like, do you see that graphic up there? That existed before Tumblr. Isn't it amazing how forward-thinking our girl Clarissa was? She even had a badass pet crocodile (to emphasize how cool and not girly she was), which totally convinced me that I, too, wanted a crocodile. (Even though, deep down, I didn't want one at all because they're not cuddly and stink like sweaty garbage.) I also appreciated her totally platonic best-friendship with Sam. CRUSH THE NORM, GIRL.
Horses, mini or otherwise
IDK, horses are just really majestic and I was totally a horse girl and I totally "get" Li'l Sebastian and maybe deep in my soul I just want to be one and I mean, LOOK AT THAT LI'L GUY! HE FITS IN A CAR! If there was ever a gentle, perfect creature to aspire to be, it is most certainly the mini horse.
Who were some of your childhood heroes? Tell me! I want to know.