I’m bisexual, but have only told my best friend. Well, her parents looked through her phone and saw my texts where I talked about it, and now the parents of my best friend of five years, won’t let me talk to her. No more sleepovers, no more late night talks. No more best friend. She and I loved the movie Frozen because we were so much like Elsa and Anna, but now I can’t watch it without sobbing because I’ve lost the Anna to my Elsa.
I know a lot of people don’t like princess Anna because she’s kind of dumb and awkward, but I really like her because sometimes I feel really stupid and weird and she gives me hope that someday I’ll find someone quirky like Kristoff that likes me even though I can be really dumb and awkward sometimes
When Frozen came out in theaters I was on my first trip out of the county. My siblings watched the movie and my older sister let me know that when I was back in the States that we should watch all watch it again. She greeted me with a huge hug (totally out of the norm for us). While watching the movie I understood Elsa was trying to protect Anna from her powers, but when Elsa lets Anna know that she loves her (before Anna’s last breath), that’s when I cried the most, because they’re sisters and they love each other. Both showed it in different ways but they did. And I felt a strong connection with my sister. We are both different people but in our own ways we show how much we love each other. #FrozenBestMovieForSisters
When I was 12, I had a crush on on a boy in my class (we’d been in the same class since primary school). One day, I got a note from him saying that he liked me. I was really excited, but when I asked him about it, ge claimed that he wrote the note as a prank and that he liked another girl in our class because she was “prettier than me” and “could sing”. I had to strain myself to keep from crying because he was my first real crush. Every time I watch Hans tell Anna in Frozen, “If only there was someone who loved you,” it brings back memories of that day and hurts my feelings all over again.
I have have been told that I am not very good at communicating with others. I am not very good socially. Over several years, I have also noticed that my entire family is also bad at communicating. I am also not very good at reading expressions and understanding tones sometimes. I have no one really to teach me. So, I watch people meeting characters, especially Anna and Elsa, to help me learn. They express themselves well, especially Anna, which helps me to learn.
Frozen is my all-time favorite movie and one of the many reasons why I love it a lot is because of Anna and Elsa’s relationship as sisters. I have an older brother, but we’re not very close, and I would always wish that I had a sibling who I could be close to like Anna and Elsa. But I have so many friends who are like my siblings, and watching Frozen always reminds me of how much I love and appreciate them.
Frozen and Tangled have helped me through some hard times recently. Anna, Elsa, Flynn, and Rapunzel are amazing and help me escape for a while. I went to Disneyland last year and all 4 were able to put a smile on my face, especially Anna. Sometimes I imagine that I am a part of their family and hang out with them. I love watching people meet them on YouTube!
All the Disney movies about characters like Rapunzel, Quasimodo, or even Anna or Ariel longing to leave their towers, go out in the world and walk the streets like everyone else have helped me cope so much with being homeschooled and my dad forbidding me to ever go outside the house and interact with people. It gives me hope that one day I’ll break free of my isolation and experience the world like that got to. I feel so much comfort that they went though the same situation as me.
I’m really excited for Frozen 2, my sisters and I really bonded over the different types of anxiety shown in Elsa and Anna and how they were able to overcome it and restore heir relationship. It’s a really nice reference point for us and the first movie made us all so happy. I’ve heard rumors about Elsa being gay (though I’m not getting my hopes up) and that’s really exciting to hear as a remember of the LGBTQ+ community. I can’t wait to see the movie!
As a girl with social anxiety, and whose only friends are from her childhood, I relate a lot with the more lonely, outcast and socially awkward Disney heroines, such as Belle, Mulan, Anna or Rapunzel. Seeing them slowly build up friendships and romances based on mutual respect and trust comforts me and gives me the hope that maybe one day, I’ll be able to do that as well.