When I’m not too busy with my studies and training, I usually unwind by watching Korean dramas. Aside from the interesting plots, most of the shows these days have strong female characters that are far away from being damsels in distress. If you want to know what I’m talking about, here are some examples you might want to check out:
Kim Nana from “City Hunter”
This character is a presidential bodyguard who surely has the moves to take enemies down. Aside from being a skilled fighter, she is also a hard worker who fought for her position despite being an orphan who had to support herself.
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Bong Soon may have superhuman strength, but that doesn’t mean that force is all there is to her. Dreaming of becoming a game designer, she tried to keep her abilities on the down low for most of the series. Interestingly, this only allowed her other skills to shine. On top of that, she’s an unsung hero who ensures the safety of the people around her.
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Being a weightlifter doesn’t mean that a girl can’t be feminine. Despite being a champion weightlifter who can easily drag truck wheels, carry stacks of chairs, and lift barbells, Bok Joo is also a sensitive person who wants to experience the joy of being loved. Playful and caring, she’s the “sunshine girl” of all the people around her.
These strong characters may be fictional, but they’re inspiration for women who are pursuing their dreams.
Thanks for reading! Heather Taras here. I am a college student from Seattle, Washington, studying to becoming a drug counselor. During my free time, I enjoy watching Korean dramas and trying out Korean dishes. Subscribe to my page for updates.