“The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.” – W.H. Auden
The stories you can find here are both ‘feminist’ and ‘fairy tales.’ They keep all the traditional fairy tale elements, using strong, smart girls and women as the ‘heros.’ Often instead of the ‘good king’ there is a ‘good queen,’ and other helpers are ‘good witches’ and female animals. Most are re-tellings of old stories with the genders reversed; some are original with all good characters being strong females, and some feminist motifs such as maiden/mother/crone. Many feature non-traditional families.