Creativity knows no bounds, so where do you start when creating creatures that no one has heard of? Look here for the first steps.
Feminism has tried to define a strong female character, but maybe the strong female characters should be what redefines feminism.
The continuous debate of plot vs character is less of a debate, and more of the balance of moving a story forward.
The timeless rivalry of boys vs. girls points out that differences exist, but that's a good thing. On both sides Individuality exists as well.
Prejudice is a real problem in the world. Stories may offer part of the solution in helping us learn that all lives matter.