I always enjoy reading about strong female characters on TV. My major in college was communication, with a focus on writing. I've read and seen a lot of shows that make women either look like sex objects or the damsel in distress. There's nothing saying that strong female characters on TV can't be sexy or vulnerable, but I find it very empowering to see women who are not afraid to stand up for themselves. To that end, here are just a few of the examples I've found. Even if they're not the kicking butt ninja types, there's a sense of quiet determination all of these women have that anyone can learn from.
1. Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones
No list of strong female characters on TV would be complete without Daenerys Targaryen. She went from a meek, scared teenager with a sadistic older brother to being the wife of a king, to the leader of her own empire. She climbed up onto her husband's funeral pyre to hatch three dragons, whereas I get scared on the Ferris wheel. She's gone from being cowed by her brother to being a person you definitely do not want to mess with.