I can relate to the way Jasmine reacted when she thought she lost her mother’s bracelet. I have a necklace that contains some of my dad’s ashes that I wear every day to make myself feel safe and keep my dad close to me since he passed. I have panicked on more than one occasion when I thought I lost it. When we see her touch her wrist after she lost it, it reminded me of how I’m always touching my necklace.
One bright spot about the live action sequels: I was able to purchase another 1992 style Aladdin T-shirt my father bought me in grade school. I loved the shirt with the cast screen printed in front but some ass stole it from my locker during gym class. That was also the last gift my father ever gave me which is why I was furious when the original was stolen.
I’ve always been self conscious about my nose, up to the point that I’ve considered plastic surgery. I feel it’s too big and makes me look unfeminine. Beautiful girls and women in movies almost always have small, petite noses. This is why I always loved Jasmine from the animated movie Aladdin. Her nose isn’t one of those ‘Hollywood noses’ and now I’m really disappointed and annoyed that live action Jasmine does have that typical nose. I know many people wont consider this a big deal, but seeing women with my type of nose in media has always been a important to me mainly because I hardly every do see it.
Aladdin has always meant so much to me because I haven’t always had the best family situation. When I was watching Aladdin I would dream about running away to Agrabah and living on the streets with Aladdin and learning how to survive with him.
It’s been my dream to work at the parks and be “friends” with Jasmine. Ever since I was little I’ve been told many times that I resemble her a lot. Except I’m not Arabic, I know that’s not a requirement but I’d feel so guilty trying out.
I have a really weird obsession with the live action Aladdin. Seen it 5 times as of submitting this confession.I can’t explain what I like about it or what I thought was so great about it, my brain just kinda said “We’re gonna over enjoy this movie” and I couldn’t really do anything about it. It’s also really brought back my dream to be an actress, even though I’ve given it up years ago due to finding a new dream.
The scene where Jasmine tells Aladdin that her bracelet was from her mother and it means a lot to her after they couldn’t find the bracelet hit close to home. My brother gave me an army bracelet three years ago since he’s in the army and we don’t see each other often, plus the conflict between him and my dad makes it harder to see each other. The army bracelet is always on my wrist and I get really defensive when someone dares to touch it, because I don’t want to lose it, and it’s the thing that reminds me of my brother, so some people don’t understand why I get very protective with the bracelet. So seeing the scene when Jasmine touches her wrist without the bracelet and then walking down the stairs got in my feelings as well.
The day I was fired from my previous job, after talking with my mom (the sole reason I had the job in the first place) over the phone, I played the demo version of Proud of Your Boy on repeat because I felt like I let her down big time and the song resonated with me. But I picked myself back up and found a new job that I am totally happy with. I want to thank my mom for helping me to strive to do better than my best. And no matter what, Mom, I will continue to make you proud of your boy.