The Post-Feminist World of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

In 2018 Netflix debuted the story of Adora, a young orphan girl raised inside the Fright Zone, where she was taught that Etheria needed to be saved from the princesses’ dictatorship. Once she leaves the Horde, Adora discovers this matriarchal society is part of who she is and who she is meant to be. Alongside Princess Glimmer and Bow (Marcus Scribner), Adora sets on a journey of self-discovery and friendship. Back at the Horde, Catra (AJ Michalka), Adora’s childhood best friend, feeling abandoned and betrayed, plots her revenge. What seems to be an excellent plot for a young adult drama, is actually a great example of how narrative television is not just mirroring our society but how it has the power to shape it as well.