I Am Your Mother is a series of articles on The Cost of Motherhood in a Galaxy, Far, Far Away. Our focus will be on mothers within the movie saga, starting with Princess Leia herself.


Leia Organa bursts onto the scene a hero: she’s hiding stolen information from Darth Vader, the most feared man in the entire galaxy. She watches her entire planet get destroyed but remains loyal to the Rebellion that her father died for. Throughout the Original Trilogy, Leia is a witness to – no, an active participant in – the making of history.

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