I’ve always been self-conscious about my body. My mom fat-shamed me a lot when I was a kid. I used to starve myself as well. I finally got the courage to buy an Ariel bikini at Hot Topic. I put it on and for the first time in a long time I felt beautiful.
The Little Mermaid helped me to understand more about myself and my own essence. I’m a gay man, and since I was a kid I could relate to Ariel and her intense desire to be herself in a world that does not allow her to be her true self. Thank you, Ariel, for giving me voice and hope!
Ariel helped me so much growing up. I always argued with my father, never felt happy in the town that I used to live in. I was very different than everybody else
around me, I guess! And Ariel helped me express that.
I use to love going to the beach every year as a kid and pretend I was Ariel. I still have fond memories of those days.
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’ve become obsessed with Ariel’s comfy outfit in “Ralph Breaks the Internet”. I bought her outfit at the Disney Store, and the Rock Candy figure of her even before seeing the movie. I may buy both dolls off of eBay. I hope more merch comes out with it!
I’ve been obsessed with seeing the Disney princesses together in RBTI (and their new outfits) since before the movie came out. Their scenes were my main reason for wanting to see it. My favorite is Ariel; I bought her PJs from my local Disney Store, along with Snow White’s t-shirt.
I finished university 3 years ago and can’t find a job that relates to my career,(Business Administration) so every time I pass in front of a big corporation or a bank I remember Ariel’s longing for something impossible. The las time I heard ¨Part of your World” I burst into tears.