Welcome to the Girls Underground website, in which I explore a specific archetype that I have identified – first emerging in mythology and fairytales, and further developed in many examples from literature and film – which chronicles a female protagonist’s initiatory journey.

I am no longer posting synopses of each example as I find them, but I will continue to make occasional posts to the blog here as warranted – I am always discovering new facets to this concept. In the meantime, I invite you to explore!