6 Female Netflix Characters We Can All Learn From

Take inspiration from our favourite leading ladies

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Forget 'Netflix and chill', it's all about 'Netflix and inspire'. Ok, yes it's not as catchy or as innuendo-laden but bear with us. We can learn a lot from the female stars of our favouite Netflix shows. So instead of investing in therapy, why not just relax on your own couch and let these powerful women school you in being more 'them' 

Be more Eleven from Stranger Things

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Control your power and know your limits but don't be afraid to let your inner magic run free. If there's one thing enigmatic Eleven believes more than anything it's that 'friends don't lie'. Heed this advice with your own BFFS and next time you just can't face that drink you'd planned, don't say you're stuck at work, tell the truth, they'll understand. It's ok to be vulnerable as long as you are strong when needs be, and if your best buddy is teetering on the edge of the Upside Down make sure you're there to break their fall.

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Be more Chloe from Don't Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23

Chloe from Don't Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23
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There are times in life when one needs to be 'a difficult woman'. Own it, like Chloe; make trouble, cause a scene and NEVER apologise. Chloe has a low patience for BS unless it's her own and we can learn a lot from her hustle and chutzpah. Though we draw a line at some of her more morally dubious actions, we can't help covet a C-list celebrity friend and rumored relationship with a certain European leader. To really be more B*tch you'll need a killer black dress, and to be able to down two martinis without breaking a sweat.

Be more Crazy Eyes from Orange Is The New Black

Crazy Eyes from Orange Is The New Black
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Stay true to yourself and wait for other people to get you. Don't go changing, or making yourself more palatable – embrace your crazy and you'll let other people feel free to be their weird and wonderful selves too. Open your mind and let your creativity run wild – just know when to rein it in and when a passion is in danger of becoming an obsession.

Be more Mylene in The Get Down

Mylene in The Get Down
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Following your dream might get you in trouble but you have to decide if it's worth it. And if you're a super talented hot to trot disco DIVA like Mylene, it probably is. Use an unrequited lover to your advantage and have your paramour running round town after you (picking up dry-cleaning, assembling IKEA furniture, saving you from deranged drug dealers at Les Inferno… ) and keep them just keen enough with some strategic flirting. Be prepared for the drama though, because there will be drama. And if you don't love crying on a rooftop at sunset, you're idolizing the wrong gal.

Be more Kimmy from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Kimmy from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
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There really is something to be said for relentless optimism. If you can face each new day with Kimmy's naïve joy then we're pretty sure you'll be happier and more carefree in the short term at least. Pack up your troubles and find the good in everyone and everything and if things get really bad – eat an icecream or indulge in a glass of Titus' finest Pinot Noir. Whether you're a Mole Woman or not, everyone can benefit from some psychotherapy so take Kimmy's lead and book a session on the couch.

Be more Mickey from Love

Mickey from Love
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Who doesn't want to be the ultimate cool girl? Throw on some frayed denim shorts and a vest top and channel your inner badass. The thing is, you've a soft heart and can be easily hurt so surround yourself with good people (like Gus) to keep you on the straight and narrow. Never be on time, never answer your phone and never miss an opportunity to just be really, really cool.

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