Chloe Gilholy

I am a writer from Oxfordshire who has published 5 poetry books, a novel and two short story collections. I have also published lots off fan fiction and articles online on Vocal. I am currently working on my 2nd novel.



South East



Loving Poetry
9781982952075 23

Daily Poetry
9781982952594 23

My Choice (Subscriber's Spotlight)
Writing Magazine (June 2018)

Oolong Tea (Poem)
Writing Magazine (June 2018)

Poetic Forms (Anthology)
9781844187348

Looking For Lyrics  (Anthology)
9781849246996

Hullabaloo North Oxfordshire  (Anthology)
9781844602698

Endless Connections (Short story collection)
9781521799963

Little Horrors (Short Story Collection)
9781549982316 21

Tasty Morsels (Anthology)
9781549668425 21

Travelling Poetry
9781549982804

Living Poetry
9781521218761

Drinking Poetry
9781521399712

Emerald Oasis (Novel)
9781977071460

Newark Castle poem displayed in Newark Castle

Books, Online writing, Poetry, Short story

I think they forgot the time when Zelda sealed Ganon for years. Perhaps Ganon is the true damsel in distress? When I think about it, I don't even know is damsel is an appropriate word to describe Zelda.

So what does this have to do with female empowerment, I hear you say? Well let's take a look at some of Zelda's alter egos. First there is Sheik from Ocarina of Time. A very convincing disguise, some people still can't tell weather Sheik is a man or a woman. Melee said she was female and some say Sheik is a man. When I think about it, maybe Zelda/Sheik can be a good role model for people who identity as transgender or gender fluid. Either way, Sheik/Zelda is still badass and awesome.

And then there's Tetra, the lovable pirate. Some people debate weather she really is "Zelda" or not, but she's still brilliant and like Zelda, helps Link defeat Ganon. And I quite enjoyed Tetra, it's nice to see Zelda in a different light.

One of the most notable positive traits Zelda has is that she is strong and smart. We see this countless times throughout the series like in Ocarina Of Time, Twilight Princess, Wind Makerand Hyrule Warriors. In a lot of Zelda's variant's she's also shown to be a competent ruler.

- extract of Zelda’s female empowerment