I’m bisexual, but have only told my best friend. Well, her parents looked through her phone and saw my texts where I talked about it, and now the parents of my best friend of five years, won’t let me talk to her. No more sleepovers, no more late night talks. No more best friend. She and I loved the movie Frozen because we were so much like Elsa and Anna, but now I can’t watch it without sobbing because I’ve lost the Anna to my Elsa.
When Frozen came out in theaters I was on my first trip out of the county. My siblings watched the movie and my older sister let me know that when I was back in the States that we should watch all watch it again. She greeted me with a huge hug (totally out of the norm for us). While watching the movie I understood Elsa was trying to protect Anna from her powers, but when Elsa lets Anna know that she loves her (before Anna’s last breath), that’s when I cried the most, because they’re sisters and they love each other. Both showed it in different ways but they did. And I felt a strong connection with my sister. We are both different people but in our own ways we show how much we love each other. #FrozenBestMovieForSisters
When I was 12, I had a crush on on a boy in my class (we’d been in the same class since primary school). One day, I got a note from him saying that he liked me. I was really excited, but when I asked him about it, ge claimed that he wrote the note as a prank and that he liked another girl in our class because she was “prettier than me” and “could sing”. I had to strain myself to keep from crying because he was my first real crush. Every time I watch Hans tell Anna in Frozen, “If only there was someone who loved you,” it brings back memories of that day and hurts my feelings all over again.
I’ve recently pushed most people away in my life due to mental illness. I lashed out and then was called evil, toxic, and told there’s no good in my heart by my loved ones in return. I’ve always thought Elsa was ok as a character and never really liked her…until I started listening to “Monster” from the Frozen: OBC Soundtrack. It encapsulates all that I feel! I can’t count how many times I’ve listened to it today alone! It gives me hope that if Elsa can be good and have people love her, powers and all, maybe I can too?
Growing up, one of the reasons why I loved Frozen was because Sven reminded me of my dog, Claudia. She was born with cerebellum abiotrophy, meaning she didn’t have the sense of knowing where her legs where. She had the same clunky walk as Sven, and the same playful, happy nature. I remember for her second birthday, we actually bought her a Sven plushie. It was her favourite toy. Earlier this year however, Claudia died from cancer. It absolutely destroyed my family and I, and I’m embarrassed to tell my friends because every time I watch Frozen, I just can’t stop crying. I miss her so much. Her ashes are in a wooden box, and the Sven plushie proudly sits on top.
I have have been told that I am not very good at communicating with others. I am not very good socially. Over several years, I have also noticed that my entire family is also bad at communicating. I am also not very good at reading expressions and understanding tones sometimes. I have no one really to teach me. So, I watch people meeting characters, especially Anna and Elsa, to help me learn. They express themselves well, especially Anna, which helps me to learn.
Frozen is my all-time favorite movie and one of the many reasons why I love it a lot is because of Anna and Elsa’s relationship as sisters. I have an older brother, but we’re not very close, and I would always wish that I had a sibling who I could be close to like Anna and Elsa. But I have so many friends who are like my siblings, and watching Frozen always reminds me of how much I love and appreciate them.
I feel a strong connection to Frozen. I feel like I have a connection to Elsa due to the fact that I have closed myself off from others and I always feel afraid of the world. Every time I hear “conceal don’t feel” I always go back to the memories of being in a dark place and feeling alone. I am barely finding myself and finally letting go of my past. I will always love Frozen because it made me feel like I could get out of my sadness by learning to love myself like Elsa did.
I went to a children’s fundraiser car show for the Good Friday Appeal dressed as Coronation Elsa and it was so great to see all the little kids light up when they saw me.
I’m so excited for the live action Mulan and Frozen 2! As a queer woman and someone who grew up with a disability I really relate to the Disney princesses who worry about disappointing their parents/not feeling they would love their “true selves.” I always worried I would be too much of a disappointment to my parents but Mulan and Frozen both taught important lessons. True, good parents love their children for who they are (Mulan) and if they don’t you’re better off without them (Frozen).