we need to destroy the notion that lily wasn’t sensitive or vulnerable, that she was always on top of her game and had her shit together and was the best at keeping her composure, bc that wasn’t the case. in nearly every scene we see her in she’s crying, and her emotional openness is what’s so beautiful about her tbh.
- mirror of erised; smiling at harry and crying
- godrics hollow; pleading for harry’s life and crying
- prince’s tale; angry at petunia’s remarks and crying
- sirius’ letter; admits she cried all evening after hearing the news about the mckinnons
why don’t we see more of this lily in fandom? this utterly human lily who is so raw and consumed with emotion and who is never afraid to let it all out; who has every reason to be emotional and is never ashamed of it. she is a strong female character because of her femininity and her tendency to be emotional. destroy the notion that females can’t be both, destroy it.