When I was younger, Sabrina the Teenage Witch was my favorite. I loved Sabrina and the other characters (especially Aunt Zelda).
Of course I'm far from the only girl who liked Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I don't even think I'm the only one who wished I, too, could be a witch. I enjoyed the way Sabrina was different. I enjoyed the way Sabrina dealt with her challenges. I enjoyed the way Sabrina took charge of her own life and always tried to make the best of any situation that arose.
Sabrina didn't always fit in, but neither did I. Somehow, I felt like I could relate.
In episode 1 of the 5th season, Sabrina says to her new roommate: "I don't have to justify myself to you. Whether you think I'm weird or not doesn't matter."
I loved that line when I was a teenager and it still gives me a happy shiver to this day.
"I don't have to justify myself to you. Whether you think I'm weird or not doesn't matter."
For some reason, that is so empowering to me.
I love how this show scoffs at normal. I love how this show celebrates the joy of difference.