If you're looking at this page hoping to find the interview questions so that you may take part in this feature, please do scroll to the bottom of this page! :)
Favourite authors from my childhood
Famous women who have struggled with mental illness
Hermione, Ginny and Luna
Authors of fairy tale retellings
Buffy, Faith and Willow
Middle grade heroines
Anita Roddick by Janette from 40 Things to Do Before I'm 40
Beatrix Potter by Jessica from Park Benches and Bookends
Growing up under Margaret Thatcher by Rachel Cotterill
Heroines of Jane Austen by Sophie from So Many Books, So Little Time
Kate Bush by Paula Rawsthorne
Interviews with bloggers
Vivienne from Serendipity
Jo from Once Upon A Bookcase
Laura from Sister Spooky: Book Fangirl
Raimy from Readaraptor
Suey from It's All About Books
Becca from The Watson Kitchen
Jenni from Juniper's Jungle
Becky from The Bookette
Sya from The Mountains of Instead
Kirsty from The Overflowing Library
Nayuleska from Nayu's Reading Corner
Susan from SusanKMann
Interviews with authors
The origins of this feature
Read the original blog post that kicked off Awesome women
Growing up, I never really considered myself to have a role model. My parents divorced when I was quite young and I was brought up by my single father. We didn't have very close relationships with any of our other family, it became just my dad, older brother and me.
I really struggled as a teenager with my appearance. I had an eating disorder and lots of issues with confidence. I really didn't cope very well and I didn't feel as though I had someone around me to reassure me that I was doing OK, that I looked OK or that I should stand up for myself or not let people treat me a certain way. I didn't have a role model then and even though I'm quite a bit older now, this need for role models hasn't left me.
So my Awesome Women feature is really my way of capturing something that I lost growing up. A respect for other strong, caring and intelligent women. And I think we all are awesome and need to spend some time appreciating the women in my life and in our lives.
Because a lot of my time is spent blogging and reading, a lot of the Awesome Women posts will be concerned with other bloggers, authors or fictional characters, but I would also like to share with you posts about historical women, women involved in science and the arts. The environment, human rights, the entertainment industry and politicians and athletes. All women that I wish I'd been more aware of during crucial periods of my life.
If you would like to be involved at all, either by answering some of my interview questions or by providing me with a guest post about a particular woman or women that have been an influence in your life, real or fictional, please do let me know. (I'm afraid I will not be excepting any guest posts concerning family members/personal friends though)
Please do email me at: flutteringbutterfliesblog (at) googlemail (dot) com
The interview questions:
Can you tell me a little something about yourself?
Did you have a role model growing up?
Who do you look up to now?
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Tell me something about the women in your life who have been an influence on you?
Who is your favourite fictional character? And why?
Is there a fictional character that reminds you of you? And if you could choose to be best friends with a fictional character, who would it be?
What were you like as a teenager and how did you cope with all the changes that occurred?
Which book would you say that every teenager should read and why?
If you had any advice for yourself as a teenager, what would you say?
If you could choose to have a girly sleepover with any fictional characters, who would you choose?
Of the issues and concerns that women are faced with today, what's the area you most like reading/writing about?
Is there anything else you'd like to add?