I don't have an older brother
, or any kind of brother for that matter, which meant that if I wanted to play with the boys I had to be one of them
. It was fine by me. I didn't get my first Barbie
doll until puberty
I had short hair, and sandals, and scruffy t-shirts. I climbed trees and intrepidly fought off hordes of alien invading forces. I was Captain Kirk, I was Steve Austin, I kicked ass.
Then last year a bunch of geek friends of mine were casting Star Wars for a joke, and who did I get to be? Right. Princess fucking Leia.