In November I was in the ER for being in a ton of pain. After a few hours of being there I decided to talk to a friend and brought up how excited I was to see Frozen 2. When we went to see it on New Year’s Eve with his mother and my parents I was excited, but after he kept criticizing it then calling it a steaming piece of diarrhea the day after on his social media. It hurt me a lot since it was the only thing I was happy about that day and I enjoyed the movie less because of it.
I considered myself straight until the night I met my now wife. It was love at first sight for me and knew I had to be with her. I knew it would cost me a lot, and it did. Let It Go was such an unexpected anthem for me that still brings me comfort. I ended up estranged from my mom and sisters with my marriage being a part of the cause. Elsa’s journey has helped me, but Show Yourself is really painful for me to listen to. The fact that she gets to reconnect with her mom and I don’t is painful, but it makes me focus on the kind of mom I want to be and the family I want to raise. Maybe one day I’ll have my own little Elsa.
I’m going through a very hard time right now. My relationship is falling apart and I’m losing friends. Every time I feel lost, I look to Elsa. She is a HUGE inspiration to me. She’s been through a lot and I always remember, “if Elsa can do it, so can I.” That keeps me going.
When I heard “Show Yourself” during Frozen 2, and saw Elsa singing it with so much emotion, tears started to drop. That song made me stronger and made me realize that I want to identify myself as a non-binary person. There is so much emotion put into it, that makes me cry tears of joy every time I hear it. “Show Yourself” is such a powerful song and of big importance for the community, and it makes you feel accepted and powerful after all the time hiding yourself because of others. I want every soul on earth to have this experience and to finally accept themselves as the true and powerful individuals they are.
I’ve had schizophrenia since I was little and I just overcame it with lots of therapy and medicine. When Elsa hears the voice in Frozen 2 I feel not so alone, and she’s a big role model to me for how she overcsme and followed the voice and came out well. I’ve went back and seen it three times now. I think of Elsa like a soul sister now.
The movie Frozen and it’s short films made me realize just how much I want a sister. I love the bond that Elsa and Anna have and I hope one day I can find my own sister and have a connection like that.
I didn’t really get to socialize much as a kid so I didn’t know how to act in situations. I felt like I didn’t have a personality at all. So I would base most of my personality traits on Disney Characters. I would smile in a big goofy grin like Sora. I would scream like Snow White when I was scared. I would laugh at my own jokes like King Fergus, and I would be Clumsy like Anna, and dance like Rapunzel. I would be curious like Ariel. It helped me make friends and feel human like I was a person.
I know The Next Right Thing is about depression, but the phrase personally helps me with my executive dysfunction. I say “okay, first I get out of bed. Go to the kitchen. Make food,” and so on, and it’s been a real game changer for me.
Even though Frozen 2 has it’s flaws, it made me realize how much I relate to Anna. I have separation anxiety as well, and lately I’ve felt like I don’t matter in my family, that I’m just a spare. I’m a little naive and I had to grow up fast. Seeing Anna become Queen at the end literally made me sob. She’s finally getting what she deserves, and maybe I will too.