By Aimee Fleck

Aimee Fleck is a freelance illustrator and writer with a particular interest in fashion, feminism, and science fiction. Her most recent publication is DAMN GIRL THAT STYLE IS FAT, a basic style guide for plus-size women.

  1. During its legendary first five-year mission under Captain James T. Kirk, the USS Enterprise gave a start to some of the most well-known and well-decorated officers in all of Starfleet. Several of those now-famous officers were women: who doesn't know the names Nyota Uhura, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand? They stand as an example and inspiration to women young and old throughout the known universe. However, while they are all undoubtedly outstanding Starfleet officers, they were…