15 Cartoon Cool Girls That Changed Our Lives

our on-screen heroines

Photo courtesy of Cartoon Network

Growing up, your parents probably always told you that cartoons weren't good for your fundamental development. How could you possibly learn anything educational from a program with a purpose to make you laugh, right? We might not have realized it at the time, but looking back, we were actually deeply impacted by a lot of the girls we watched on-screen. Some characters were our first introduction to feminism, and we honestly wouldn't have grown into the women we are today without them. In the gallery above, we explain why these 15 cartoons are our favorites of all time and how they are responsible for changing our worlds.