3. Susie Carmichael from Rugrats
Not only was Susie the only black Rugrat (don’t we wish there was more diversity on the show?), but she was insanely confident, open-minded, and always asserted her opinion. She was also the voice of reason on the Rugrats.
4. Mr. Simmons from Hey Arnold!
Mr. Simmons is the most open-minded character on Hey Arnold! and the best teacher on the show. He’s just the kindest man who enjoys a good Cabernet Sauvignon on Thanksgiving and making safe spaces for everyone around him.
9. Mother Bear from Little Bear
She worked alongside her husband to care for the house and family in a wonderful way. She also had to make due in a challenging environment like the countryside, getting creative with what she had. If Little Bear needed anything, the chances are Mother Bear had the answer (the right answer).
11. Angela from Angela Anaconda
This tomboy debuted on Fox Family (before it was ABC Family!)
12. Dot from Animaniacs
She’s the younger sister of two brothers, Yakko and Wacko, and was never afraid to voice her opinions.
13. Eliza Thornberry from The Wild Thornberrys
She loved science, spoke to animals, was immersed in nature, was level-headed and mature… need I say more?
…and last, but CERTAINLY not least…
…the most important feminist of the decade (in both the real and fictional world)…
14. Charlotte Pickles from Rugrats
She was 100% for independence and always spoke her mind.