In my post regarding Felicia Day not being my poster girl for female geek culture, I listed several ladies whom I feel better represent my personal geek ideals. I later came to the conclusion that, if we must prove to the masses that we have more representatives than just Felicia Day, then it’s up to us to make sure we get their names and works out there all the time - not just when they fall victim to harassment.
These women are your sisters, mothers, wives, cousins, friends - they are just as geek as any of us and are real people who deserve to be treated with respect. This is a list of a few of the women whom I would consider to be my poster girls. You may not know them, but not being as popular as another does not serve to discredit their geek status or their contributions to the industries we love. Click the links and remove your ignorance. Make your own list and spread the word.