My little sister has been struggling with depression and self-injury. I’ve been trying to convince our parents to let her go to therapy, but until then, I’ve been hanging out with her everyday to try to make sure she knows she’s loved. Frozen is her favorite movie because it gives her hope she can get better. And I promised her that no matter what happens, we’re going to see Frozen 2 together. I have to take care of my Elsa. As Anna said, “We can face the storm together.”
I’m graduating in my and my siblings and I rarely talked for years so much because they’re never around or want to talk to me. When they say they’re visiting, they never do. They just lie about it. I get a feeling that my siblings resent me and si have a feeling my graduation day will be the last time I’ll see them. I used to wish Nani and Anna were my siblings because they’re always be there for their siblings, never make their siblings feel worthless, and never lie to their faces.
A lot of people who’ve been through abuse say they relate with Elsa, but for some reason, I relate with Anna more. We both have been isolated, emotionally neglected and shut out by people who were supposed to love us. I’m not saying Elsa wasn’t, but seeing Anna fight back, still be okay with opening her heart, and still remain happy in spite of it really inspires me to be like her despite everything I’ve been through.
The moment when Hans reveals his true colors and leaves Anna for dead is a really emotional scene for me from Frozen. I had a crush on this guy for a few months and one of my “friends” dared him to ask me out and then break up with me in the same day without me knowing. He laughed in my face about it and humiliated me in front of all of my classmates. Because of him I’ve had a hard time falling for people anymore and knowing that Anna opened her heart in spite of Hans gives me hope.
Anna, Snow White and Cinderella inspire me to be more forgiving and strong.
I relate to Princess Anna because I too have had to live in my older sister’s shadow. My sister is a lot older and was a prodigy in school. I’m not nearly as good as she was at anything. I had to miss my 14th birthday because it was the same day as her graduation from Yale. I only got in to community college. I don’t see how Anna is never jealous of Elsa. I always wish I could be someone other than “____’s little sister.” I’m just not gifted or special. I don’t have “magic powers.”
I am an alto who is active in community musicals. I’m secretly working with a voice coach more than ever to heighten my range to sing soprano so when the rights to Frozen become available, I have a shot at playing Anna when my town does it. I have the character, the temperament, the dancing, and all I need is the high voice!