The Only Princess I Wanted to Be

Appreciation: Carrie Fisher will forever be ‘Star Wars’ royalty

I grew up a tomboy. My mother and I often reminisce how at the age of four I informed her that Prince Charming and knights in shining armor weren’t real. That I said it in anger. I remember somewhere in that time frame coming to understand or realizing that the only knights in shining armor we had in the world were the ones we become. And yea, me at four or five years old wanted to be all that. Fuck being the princess. I was going to be the knight and the Prince Charming that saved princesses. To this day I still remember standing on that picnic table in our backyard stationed in Alaska that summer making that decision. I was not going to be a helpless princess. Continue reading