adjective \ˈstrȯŋ\

A person or object able to perform a specified action well and powerfully. Possessing skills and qualities that create a likelihood of success. Able to withstand great force or pressure.
(Synonyms: ladies, women, girls.)

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About Me

Hailing from Louisiana (and now based in New York!), I'm Alexis, a coffee-dependent magazine editor by day, a pop-culture obsessed screenwriter by night, and the creator of Strong Female Lead. I developed a passion for storytelling at an early age while reporting on the inner workings of elementary school, and an interest in strong female leads from watching the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on repeat. A self-proclaimed outgoing introvert, when I'm not working on a script you can find me binge-watching the latest TV phenomenon, volunteering with my Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sisters, quoting 90s movies, or dancing in the mirror to Whitney Houston's greatest hits. 

About Strong Female Lead

Strong Female Lead is entertainment driven lifestyle blog written not by a regular pop-culture-loving couch potato, but by a cool one.  

Growing up on a healthy diet of television and film, my idea of family bonding can be defined as sitting together around the TV set during dinnertime. From the second yellow Power Ranger, to Tia and Tamera on Sister, Sister to the ladies of Living Single, strong leading ladies have always commanded my attention. And since the 90's I've proudly followed the lives and careers of many other strong women whose lessons and light have helped me navigate through my own journey.

This blog serves as a platform to celebrate all of those leading ladies, their work, and to showcase all the little ways pop-culture is infused into my everyday life. 


Also known as little bit more about me!

the #1 thing on my bucket list:

To go to a drive-in movie theater

The movie(s) I can quote in my sleep:

Far too many to name, but definitely Friday and Clueless

My hidden talent:

Ordering tacos in less than two minutes on Seamless

My go-to outfit:

Involves a jean jacket

I Can Most Likely be found

Grey's Anatomy

A show that describes my life perfectly:

It's a mix between Insecure + Being Mary Jane

I am deathly afraid of:

Places with no wifi

Someday I want to:

Attend the Oscars. Write a book. Marry (insert a particular male actor). 

If I could have lunch with
any woman it would be:

Shonda Rhimes

Actress I’d love to star in a TV show
or movie I write:

Gabrielle Union


Are you an actress, filmmaker or any other leading lady interested in a feature on Strong Female Lead? Shoot me an email
via the contact form for more information!