Finding Rory Gilmore

By Sophie Bach


Although I live in the modern generation where kids don’t know the difference between a pencil and a stick, I do, however, have a familiarity with shows, movies, books from a "while back."  My favorite show is Gilmore Girls. It is about a single mother raising her teenage daughter and their life together. Now, I am not insinuating that this show is from such a long time ago, in fact it was first presented in the 2000’s, but that’s besides the point. This show is inspiring and eternal, something I am always glad to have.

I fell into absolute love when I tuned in for the first time. I’ve watched it eleven times and counting, and I’m not stopping there.  This show makes me the happiest person I am. That might be saying a lot, but for the most part it’s true. It has given me the inspiration to be myself and is what really put the dream in my head to become a journalist - due to the main character Rory, who is the Ivy-League-destined teenager and future writer in this story.  Watching seven full seasons of someone so similar to me in so many different ways has made me feel so independent and absolutely amazing.


Rory Gilmore is played by actress Alexis Bledel and is extremely intelligent, able to go the extra mile without even trying. She is the one who told me it was okay to write and that I should be able to, without having someone’s consent.

I believe that it is important for every individual to fully grasp the idea of what is going on around them.  This world of is one with full, unadulterated beings, who care more about profit than anything else. I’ve also learned throughout time that writing is a way I can express myself. I am forever grateful that I found this show for it really showed me that I can be whoever I want to be, and I want to be a writer.

It’s exciting to admire someone else, then eventually turn into them. Rory isn’t just a good example for all young minds, but also a person who makes you want to try at something that you never thought you would.

When people tell me to let writing go, it just makes me more determined to keep trying. No one should ever be afraid to be who they want.  If you find something that inspires you, go for it. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. What matters to you, matters. Writing matters to me, and I encourage you to find something that matters to you.  

Find your own Rory Gilmore.