10 Times J.K. Rowling Was A Total Badass

Could everyone raise their glass of mead? We'd like to propose a toast to one J.K. Rowling, who turns 50 years old tomorrow. Yes, she shares a birthday with Harry Potter.

It's been eight years since the author gave us her final Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but she continues to wow us with her wit and will. She doesn't suffer fools. She champions important causes. She has a wicked sense of humor. She's a fan of underdogs and will bend over backwards for her fans. If you aren't already following her on Twitter, you simply must do so now. We'll wait.

In honor of the big 5-0, we're celebrating some of Rowling's most badass moments. Trust us, there are a lot, but we had to narrow it down somehow. Keep doing what you're doing, J.K. We'll keep reading, retweeting, and respecting.

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