As a pale, green eyed Hispanic girl who likes science, when I found out that Honey Lemon from “Big Hero 6” was implied to be a Latina. It overwhelmed my heart with joy because she also has green eyes, loves science, and is always optimistic. I used to get bullied because I did not look “Hispanic enough,” hopefully with the representation of Honey Lemon, I won’t have to be self-conscious and I can be bubbly and awesome like her.
I’m a nursing student and the only guy in my class and Big Hero 6 is super important to me. Seeing Honey Lemon and Gogo be girls in scientific fields reminds me you can go after your dreams regardless of your gender – the important thing is that you’re good at something, regardless of who ‘typically’ does the job.
“I would love it if Disney included more characters with glasses. I was over the moon when Honey Lemon had glasses, but I would like to see more characters wearing them and not just for the sake of making a character seem “smart”.“
love that Honey Lemon is feminine, passionate, and capable and that
she’s involved in a STEM field. We need more positive portrayals like
her. Badass doesn’t always equal tomboy.”