Category: coco

I used to be ashamed of my heritage until I …

I used to be ashamed of my heritage until I saw Coco. Seeing my heritage on the screen taught me that it’s okay to see someone like me on the screen.

I know that Disney movies need an arch and w…

I know that Disney movies need an arch and what not, but in movies like The Little Mermaid or Coco, when the family destroys the main character’s most treasured possessions, it reminds me of how my parents destroyed my hopes and dreams. Those movies just give me false hope, I’ve tried so hard but my parents will never change.

My grandma has had Alzheimer’s disease…

My grandma has had Alzheimer’s disease for some years. When I watched Coco, I realised how much I missed her. I think it’s great from Pixar to have illustrated Alzheimer’s disease and how terrible it can be for family’s members to be erased from the memory of a loved one.

Just like Miguel from Coco, when I smile I hav…

Just like Miguel from Coco, when I smile I have a dimple on one side and no dimple on the other. I used to hate it, but now I’m actually really happy with it because of him. 

My father passed away recently, I had never …

My father passed away recently, I had never known him and was only called because he had told the hospital I was his daughter. He spoke very little English our conversations were simple English words, Ow, Water, Help or Hungry. I brought Disney movies for him to watch, Coco was his favourite. When he was dying, I started to sing the few bars of Remember me I knew in Spanish before I broke down and cried singing the rest in English. He surprised me by squeezing my hand and humming the rest.

Moana and Coco are two of my absolute favorite…

Moana and Coco are two of my absolute favorite Disney movies. They are highly relatable to me as a Latina and Native American, especially the fact at their core both are about family-doing everything you can for your family and your family always having your back-but still about being the true you. 

I’m majorly shy and kind of awkward an…

I’m majorly shy and kind of awkward and uncomfortable in family-situations and gatherings because of the abusive one I come from. Coco has been helping me feel better, especially because my boyfriend is Latino and his family reminds me of the Rivera’s in the movie. Coco in that way helps me feel more comfortable getting to know my new family and opening up.

After watching Coco I really want to celebra…

After watching Coco I really want to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos and put up an offrenda and everything for my dad who passed away last summer but I’m not Mexican so I’m scared I might celebrate it wrong or do something offensive without meaning to

After watching Coco, I feel like I have to spe…

After watching Coco, I feel like I have to spend most of my time dedicated to take care of my grandpa. I’m not always home because I’m still in college so I don’t get to see him as much but man my heart feels heavy everytime I have to leave for college knowing that I might not be able to see my grandpa again when I come back

I have androphobia, fear of men. And Héctor fr…

I have androphobia, fear of men. And Héctor from Coco really helps me cope. He’s tall, he’s loud, he has a beard, he is a father – pretty much all the things that traumatized and scare me. But I love him dearly, and it helps me believe that there are men out there who don’t want to hurt me.