Channing Sargent
December 31, 2016 12:15 pm
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Carrie Fisher was truly of the future. When she had her daughter Billie Lourde in 1992, she chose to raise her without gender. In a September interview for Teen Vogue with Scream Queens creator Ryan Murphy, Lourd spoke of Fisher’s progressive parenting style.

Her mother had been an outspoken feminist icon for a very long time.

Billie said she grew up without her gender defining her. Even her name was meant to be gender neutral.

Carrie Fisher had, throughout her career, been an outspoken advocate for women, and for feminism in Hollywood.

Sadly, Fisher died Tuesday after complications from a heart attack. She was 60 years old. The next day, her mother Debbie Reynolds died from a stroke. She was 84.

Now, the 24-year old Lourde has a daunting journey ahead of her to carry on her mother and grandmother’s legacy. We know, without a shadow of a doubt, that the force is strong with this one.

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