We are IN LOVE with all the women empowering shows we have seen hit the streaming networks over the past few years. If you are someone who thrives on women-centric shows that encourage you to show up in the world as your best self, then check out the list below for ten of our favorite women-empowering original series streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
Gorgeous Women Of Wrestling (GLOW) represents women’s bodies in a fresh, uninhibited manner with athletic performance acrobatics and female-centered stories that break boundaries and social expectations of women on-screen.
2. One Day at a Time
One Day at a Time brings us into the world of a single-mother-veteran juggling work, education, and family all while striving to create a successful and loving environment for her children and herself.
3. Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones is not your stereotypical female character. Grungy, witty, and endowed with superhuman powers, Jessica struggles to find her place in the world while dealing with the trauma from her past and the difficulties of her present situation.
5. Grace and Frankie
After their husband’s decide to go public with their long-lasting love affair, Grace and Frankie are left to pick up the pieces and find themselves to be two unwilling companions. With stellar performances and witty comedy, Grace and Frankie presents multiple perspectives of difficult situations with charming and lovable characters that keep you coming back for more.
4. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Breaking back into society from a traumatic past, Kimmy Schmidt arrives in New York City ready to take on the world with her over-the-top boss and self-obsessed roommate. Comedic and energetic, this series uses laughs and historical situations to talk about real issues in a positive, empathetic manner.
6. The Handmaid's Tale
Set in a dystopian future, The Handmaid’s Tale depicts a society where fundamentalist belief systems have overtaken America causing women to be misused, not allowed to read, and enslaved for childbearing. Intense and provocative, this Hulu original series presents the severity of what can happen when we let fear motivate our beliefs.
Quirky and raw, Shrill follows the story of a young writer navigating the worlds of body positivity, complicated love, and self-empowerment leading to unexpected situations and the gritty journey of finding your voice.
8. The Mindy Project
The Mindy Project is an oldie but a goodie with a stellar cast and ridiculous comedy. Mindy, a young successful doctor, loves boys, glamour, and food and will settle for nothing less than to live out loud in all her brains, sass, and curves. The Mindy Project is all about a woman who is proud to be herself, and it is so fun and refreshing to watch.
Set in 18th century London with the brothel as its backdrop, Harlots follows a handful of women fighting for their livelihoods and status in society. In the midst of the chaos and mistreatment we see true friendship, genuine love, and the burning desire to survive making this show utterly compelling and thought provoking.
10. The Marvelous
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel combines fabulous costuming, wonderful performances, and witty humor for a fun and fresh new series all about a woman stand-up comic in the 1950s. Recently separated from her husband, Miriam Maisel embraces her comedic side and embarks on the journey of creating her own career as she navigates family, love, and her relationship with her ex.