The Legion of Leia was founded in response to the originally estrogen-light casting announcement for Star Wars Episode VII. On Star Wars Day, May the 4th, 2014, we created a movement in which women and men alike shared pictures of their favorite galactic princess in support of the notion that there should be more than one heroine with which the next generation of Star Wars fans can identify.
Since then, we have celebrated the addition of more women to the new Star Wars cast and have established a positive and supportive home for and about women in the geek community. Through compelling interviews, breaking entertainment news, and important cultural critiques, the Legion of Leia has become a fresh voice in the online media space and a Force for good in the entertainment industry. Our mission is to raise awareness of the fact that women love sci-fi, fantasy and genre entertainment… and our contributions to it are out of this world.
- Founder and Editor in Chief: Jenna Busch