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Great ideas! I do believe the physical appearance of the character is too important to leave out (I hate it when writers "leave it to the imagination." No, I want to definitively know what the character looks like!) But the "I woke up and looked in the mirror" trope gets old fast.
Really helpful, since I write mostly fantasy, but sometimes fantasy worlds make it hard to clearly state these things
YES! (Also, if you want to see female characters like this, I strongly recommend books like "Dark Places" or "The Girl on the Train"!