18 of the Coolest Tomboy Characters From Pop Culture

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Being a tomboy has its fair share of ups and downs: from always being “one of the guys,” which was somehow NEVER a good thing, to not grasping the concept of makeup until you're way older. And for a while, it was tough to see yourself in any movie/TV/book character because it seemed like every girl depicted was just some stereotype interested in “girly things” like gossiping about boys and playing with dolls.

But if you look in the right places, there have actually been a cascade of amazing tomboy characters that have shown us that no matter what — we are pretty awesome. From Disney princesses to Stranger Things, these tomboy characters taught us the importance of being yourself even when it makes you stand out.