Indian illustrator Shivani Gorle is reminding us all of these powerful female characters, that just are, no matter conventions, no matter expectations. One wishes for someone to do it for good ol’ Pinas, too, but then again, given Hollywood, well, we got ourselves the same icons, too!

“I started making these illustrations last month, with the aim of driving the perception that the heroine is just as bad-ass as the hero. That she doesn’t need to talk, dress or behave in a particular way to win hearts. Or not win hearts. Because she can do whatever she wants.”