1. First of all, she joined the Special Victims Unit and was only one of two female detectives.
2. During her time in SVU, she's proved time and time again that she is a great detective.
3. She is both extremely tough...
4. ...and extremely empathetic.
5. She is brutally honest about how she feels.
6. She's incredibly loyal to her squad.
7. She. Has. No. Time. For. Your. Shit.
8. She's not afraid to let loose every once in a while.
9. She can rock any hairstyle or color.
10. And, finally, she enforced the notion that you do not need to have a traditional family to be happy.
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