Hey there! This is awesome and I love it and I want to humbly submit my story for this opportunity:
Logline: When Ira, a powerful and ruthless mafia queen, falls in love with a beautiful and charming man, a whirlwind romance begins. However, when his connection to her arch nemesis is exposed, Ira goes through extreme lengths in order to make her his. Whether he wants her to, or not.
Quote: "My rules are the law. This Island is my property. Everything on this Island is my property."
I have never been content to be a side character in my story. Growing up, I have always been entranced by the strong woman, the powerful woman, even if that woman is the inevitable villain of the tale. The Witch. The Evil Queen. The Cruel Step Mother. They have the best clothes, the best songs, the best powers, and yet often those women are portrayed as evil simply for wanting something that has been held as Man's domain.
A life dictated by their own terms.
In the 90s, there have been plenty of women in the media I consumed that pushed boundaries while not being seen as villainous, which furthered my own drive and independence. Lina Inverse from Slayers, Hikaru from Magic Knight Rayearth, Ororo and Rogue of X-Men are all characters I looked up at too. I also very much loved Sailor Saturn and Sailor Galaxia of Sailor Moon; one character is physically weak but terrifying in power, and the other, while villainous, is uncompromising and sacrificed her soul in order to save what she loved.
I have worked very hard in my education and career to become a successful engineer in a field that is STILL portrayed as male dominated, STEM. Now, I want to share my creativity to the world and use the women, heroic and villainous, as the basis for the stories I write and the images I draw. My women are not simply content to wait on the sidelines. My women are still feminine and confident in their beauty and sexuality while also aiming for high goals. Heck, sometimes my women are princesses who are kind, and yet their power still brings fear. My characters won't compromise and neither do I. I have often been described as aggressive, smart (and smart-acting), and intimidating, which is just fine. My role models are often described the same and my characters will reflect that influence. If that makes people in the male-centric industries I work in uncomfortable, so be it.