Which Literary Sad Girl Are You?
Apr 20 2023
Self-destructive, sloppy, and filled with rage, the literary sad girl has become a beacon for lost and confused readers for the last few decades. Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and Sylvia Plath have pioneered the genre, creating a space where women can express their sorrow with abandon. She's an outward display of the havoc we all feel inside, a masochistic devil in red lipstick. Historically, this archetype has usually been white, skinny, and privileged, making this genre unrelatable to many women. We're beginning to expand the niche genre to be more diverse and inclusive, but desperately need more voices showcasing their unique sadness. DM us on Instagram if you have any recommendations to add to our list. Here are our favorite literary sad girls and their specific tropes. Let us know which ones you identify most with.