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. 

Photo by Natasha Tendai

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. So, from Tia and Tamera on Sister, Sister to the ladies of Living Single, to Scandal's Olivia Pope, it's safe to say examples of strong leading ladies have always commanded my attention.

This blog serves as a platform to celebrate all of those leading ladies (shoutout to my first hero, the yellow Power Ranger!) and their work; the career journeys of Hollywood hitmakers; and to showcase all the little ways pop-culture is infused into my everyday life. 

About Me

Hailing from Louisiana, I'm Alexis, a magazine editor, budding screenwriter and creator of Strong Female Lead, based in New York City. A self-proclaimed outgoing introvert, when I'm not on a deadline, working on my latest script, or searching for the city's best tacos, you can find me obsessing over the latest TV phenomenon, volunteering with my Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sisters, quoting 90s movies, or dancing in my bathroom mirror to Whitney Houston's greatest hits. 



    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 without a doubt Friday and Clueless

    My hidden talent:

    Ordering tacos in less than two minutes on Seamless

    My go-to outfit:

    Always involves a jean jacket

    I Can Most Likely be found binge-watching:

    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 show/movie I write:

    Gabrielle Union


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