December 09, 2022 2 min read

Throughout her many depictions and reinventions, one thing stays true about Wednesday Addams: she is a feminist role model through and through. At least, she always has been for the awkward sort of girl I’ve always been. It’s what makes the Addams Family movie series so charming, in fact – it highlights the various quirks, rituals and unique traits that each member of the Addams Family possesses. Wednesday is no different, but she has no fear in embracing her individuality, even when being introduced to new people or meeting new friends.

As a child who was constantly labeled as “weird” for having interests others did not understand and an awkward demeanor that made me an outcast among my peers growing up, I found comfort and solace in watching Wednesday, and these are the reasons..

She isn’t afraid to be different, even in new situations.

When you move to a whole new country at a young age and begin to experience a brand new culture, having had no clear reference of it prior to being thrown into its midst, the feeling of being the “other” is almost inevitable. She and the rest of the Addams clan being so secure in their wonderful brand of weirdness has always been a useful reminder that you can be anything you want, as long as you own it.

She’s doesn’t worry too much about her looks, but doesn’t care if others do, either.

She cares only that she is healthy and looks good to herself.

She knows she’s pretty, but doesn’t care if others think so. She taught me that you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Our appearance affect how we feel, but it doesn’t define us. So, be comfortable in your own skin. Be yourself.

She only smiles when she wants to.

I used to smile when people told me to, but I grew up and remembered Wednesday Addams and her strength. I realized that she couldn’t care less if anyone wanted her to smile — she only did it when she felt like it! I used to think I had to smile more, but honestly, just be yourself. I like to reserve my smiles for what I consider special occasions!


She's strange, yes. Spooky and weird and occasionally terrifying. But feminist powerhouses?

Undoubtedly.

Whether it’s her mother, Morticia’s tremendously empowering mindset and total acceptance of who she is, or Wednesday’s refusal to play by the rules and really-don’t-care attitude, the women of the kooky Addams family are bold, fabulous, and unafraid to own their delightful weirdness.

It’s not important to conform to what society considers “normal.” Neither Morticia nor Wednesday do, and they’re all the more awesome because of it.

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Kendra Gan
Kendra Gan


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