I hate how people treat the old Disney princesses saying that they’re bad role models. People act like they’re worthless because they didn’t travel across the ocean to fight a sea monster or don’t have icy superpowers. Sure, their goal is love but what’s wrong with that? Is it wrong to be stereotypically feminine? Whether you’re a boy or a girl it’s ok to dream about true love and it’s ok to be kind and innocent. I love that we’re teaching kids to be independent, but nothing’s wrong with being a little girly.
It wasn’t until recently did I realize I loved Sleeping Beauty and Mulan so much not just because of a crush on Philip and Li Shang but also a crush on Aurora and Mulan. Coincidentally, both girls wear dresses that are on the bisexual flag.
I went to Walt Disney World recently, it was at the very beginning of the Halloween celebration. My sisters were so excited and dressed as Floura, Fauna, and Merryweather to walk around and trick or treat in. The thing that warmed my heart the most was when we came in and scanned our Magicbands and the girl helping everyone, immediately recognized us and said to us that she didn’t think that Aurora was meeting that night. It made me happy she thought of us and didn’t want us sad because of that.
Sometimes I feel like I need some deep reason for a princess to be my favorite. Like when people say that Cinderella or Rapunzel are their favorite because they have similar family situations and they see themselves in Cinderella/Rapunzel. Obviously this is a completely valid reason for a princess being your favorite, but I feel like when I tell someone that Aurora is my favorite and my reason is just that I like her it isn’t valid.
I used to have these dreams of this boy I’d never met before. All this past summer, I wouldn’t have a dream without him. We were always talking at sunset, until one day in August the sun actually set in the dream. I haven’t seen him since. I know I just turned 16, but I really hope that the sun setting means I find my Prince soon! I’ve been nonstop watching the first 3 princess movies, simply because all of the songs fill my heart with hope. I feel like Briar Rose before she knew she was Aurora!
I bought a dress entirely because it reminded me of Aurora’s peasant outfit. It was an impulse buy; I normally never wear dresses! But I feel so elegant and cute in it that I can’t help loving it. Sometimes when I’m picking apples off the trees in my backyard I start singing Once Upon A Dream. I feel like I have the Disney magic back and I love it!