Usually, and most often --> a protagonist as a narrator in first voice and the present tense. BECAUSE as a child and young adult; I was a female --> second to a male; lady --> second to a lad; and woman --> second to a man; she --> second to he. The hero leads and solved the stories, not heroines -- who is also second to the hero. I am her --> again second to he; and, she --> also second to he.
As a person, my being and reality pushed from the frame of who I was and need a place in the story, any plot. So I write for a second class audience, with my second class voice - about strong maidens or older matrons, who battle against oppression for success.
In my last piece, PURSUED, a fractured Russian folktale, the ugly frog skin is burnt of a princess by a selfish prince, a fool. I did use male voices because this fool needs help: the fool who does not understand balance and equality from an equal partnership only female beauty for his prestige.
So, I write about strong maidens or older matrons who overcome tyranny and suppression facing ignorant dominance. My protagonists make change in their lives for us to witness as reader and listeners so we can make changes in our lives.
I write fantasies about faeries, elves, trolls in the spirit realm, my life analogies or metaphors for these stories told.