There has been some scholarly work done on the feminine hero's journey: https://heroinejourneys.com/heroines-journey/ ^ This one goes back to one of Joseph Campbell's students, who developed it through therapy with her clients, believing that the heroes journey as presented didn't cut it. I'll need to read some examples to really get the above chart. Personally, I have a feeling that the standard HJ is applicable to many kinds of fiction, especially if you interpret things broadly. For reference: Take one of my favorite romance novels, a f/f love story written by a woman, probably for women. The plot points follow the HJ pretty well: Call to Adventure: Highschool friend returns home successful and rich, asks girl to come work with her Supernatural Aid: Support of friends Threshold Guardian: Coming out to family Mentor: New friends show her the ropes of the job Challenges and Temptations: Entering a relationship Abyss: Classic mid book breakup due to terrible social pressures and disaster Transformation: Reconciling with internal attitudes and feelings about society Atonement: Getting back together Return: HEA What do you say? I edited out the corny JP video and the pictures because I didn't articulate what I was saying well, and sorry for the confusion.