My mom used to compare me and my sister to Cinderella’s step sisters even tho I always felt like Cinderella. But recently she confessed that she has finally seen my sister’s true stripes, and that she thought I was the bitch but that she realized that I was just trying to push back when I was younger so that my sister wouldn’t walk all over me, not that she cared, she just wanted us to shut up, regardless of the fact that my sis was always bullying me and I would just try to get her to stop.
Whenever my baby sister starts crying I sing “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella. It always gets her to calm down.
I was kind of disappointed when I found out the reason why Emma Watson turned down the role for Cinderella in the live-action remake was simply because Cinderella was “too passive” and she even went on to say that Belle was a better role model than her, which kind of upset me since I’ve looked up to Emma for a long time and then she just kind of bashes my favorite princess like that. She didn’t need to make Belle look good by insulting Cinderella.
It would be nice if Disney made a movie with a heroine who wasn’t a princess to begin with. Perhaps we wouldn’t have to deal with the idea to fit criteria and such. I don’t think girls need a role model in every female character they come across, just a character who’s human would be enough. I can’t bring myself to like a princess in particular exactly because they’re too much of a goal to aim as a person and not a human I can relate to.
Seeing how deep my girlfriends’ emotional abuse at the hands of her mum runs makes me scared to watch Disney or any kind of movie with mothers portrayed. Especially ones where their mother is terrible, like Tangled. Even having a mother who is good in the movie worries me, in case she feels miserable about what happened to her. I want to watch movies like Cinderella with her but I’m petrified Lady Tremaine will trigger bad memories for her, even though her mum isn’t here anymore.
I hate how some people are towards Cinderella, calling her weak and claiming how she’s a terrible role model. Cinderella is one of my favorites because of the fact that she grows up in an abusive household, like me, and in spite of her situation, she’s still kind and compassionate and still believes that someday her dreams will come true. Cinderella is my biggest role model and I inspire to be as caring and good as her despite everything I’ve been through.
Lately I’ve been really connecting with Cinderella and Tiana for their ability to stay strong no matter what comes their way. I love them both, and their movies definitely help me keep my head up in rough times.