Let’s face it – it hasn’t always been easy being a female Star Wars fan. While characters like the iconic Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) have served as inspiration for generations of female fans, there’s no denying that Star Wars has been lacking in female characters up until very recently.
After the exciting release of the Rogue One trailer, there was an unfortunate minority out there complaining about the emphasis on female characters in both that trailer (which focused on Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones) and in The Force Awakens.
When the original Star Wars hit the movie theatres in 1977, few people imaged it would spawn a series that would become so influential in pop culture. Soon after the 1977 release, toys were everywhere and people even knew all the catch-phrases that would become so well associated with the galaxy far...