Yes, I know, it's like, being your mother, when Diana died, and being all "I'll hate Charles and Camilla forever"-about-it-ridiculous. My Omani husband snidely said "do you want to go to the azza?"
A person has to be someone I admire (or someone my husband would cry over) for me to attend.
I prefer to pray for the dead in private, or grieve alone.
...And Carrie Fisher was a really darling personality.
Why does this matter to a Muslim girl? Because I am a girl.
Who is your favourite Disney Princess?
(Little Western girls get asked this a lot so as a girl you think about it. Like, which one of them is most like you, or who would you like to be like.) ....My little daughter likes Elsa. Mheh.
Well, people would be like "You're so Belle, because you love to read." I'd be like, she's okay I guess, but Pocahontas was a real person (wouldn't want to wind up like she did though---knew this because I liked to read). Mulan was the best, but let's face it, I'd make a crap Mulan.
But there were two 'Princesses' in fiction I really loved. One was Eowyn, from Lord of the Rings. And again, like Mulan, and again, like Arya Stark (I read Game of Thrones before it was tv or famous), I'd probably never be able to live up to these brave strong girls. Physical presence mostly to win the day? Not me.
As already mentioned, people expect me to be Belle or Cinderella, or 'Penny' or something.
Let me tell you why she was the best.
Some girls be like, "I'm like Cinderella because my hair is blonde." I'm like, yeah, I roll my eyes.
...She made people want to be better themselves. And all that, and she could still cut a guy who thinks he's all that to the quick. And she was so compassionate, which I'd love to be myself.
Like, I don't know, her adoptive parents just died, her entire planet was blown up, and she's like, comforting some kid whose sad about the death of some guy whose real name he didn't even know the day before.
She was also, apparently, ridiculously funny.
And understands what sexism and modesty in clothes actually means. For Muslim women, being told what to wear by Western culture, and Arab/Desi cultures? This understanding is important. When asked about the horrible slave-girl costume?
And being criticized for no longer keeping the Princess Leia slave-girl costume physique? Fisher is quoted: