Category: let it go

Let It Go is a very special song to me. I sang it on stage at a talent show during my freshmen orientation in college. The audience reacted so well to it and sang along and everything. I have really bad anxiety so to be able to sing on stage and have such a positive reaction from the audience really meant a lot to me. And singing “Let It Go” just helped remind me that I have to let go of my fears and anxieties

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’ve always felt insecure about my autism which also made me socially insecure and would sometimes refuse to do social events because of this. Like Elsa, I lock myself away in my room from my family. But hearing Let It Go encouraged me to embrace my disability and be confident with my “powers.” This is why I not only relate to Elsa but also why she is my favorite Disney princess.

This might sound silly, but I’m emotionally attached to the Frozen franchise. When it came out when I was a freshman in high school, every adult around me would mention college and I had no idea what I was going to do when I grew up. But I remember watching Frozen for the first time and getting emotional because it made me realize that my dream is to work in the animation industry. Ever since then, it feels like everything frozen related comes out at the perfect time for whatever’s going on in my life.

During college, I had very difficult classes which caused me to drink heavily & sink into depression.

Then, I watched Frozen for the first time & it had the biggest impact on me. When I heard “Let It Go,” it was like all of my worries about college classes & depression went away. Elsa will always have a special place in my heart.

Elsa is the strongest Disney princess to me because she managed to accept herself like she is, even though she had problems with it at the beginning. Because of my disability, I too struggled to accept myself and constantly tried to hide it. But Elsa’s “Let It Go” gave me the courage to be proud of who I am. Everyone only sees the negative side of her ice powers, and most people just see the negative side of my disability. But there is so much more about it to discover. It may be a curse but it’s also a blessing.

I relate to Elsa a lot; understanding her character has helped me understand myself better.  When Anna says “Why do you shut the world out?  What are you so afraid of?” I feel like she’s talking to me.  Like Elsa, I’m afraid I’ll be rejected by people so I always isolate myself and don’t talk or express much.  I love the “Let It Go” scene because it’s Elsa overcoming that struggle; she discovers it’s okay to be herself and gains confidence.  I hope I can be like her one day— I want to stop being shy and alone and show everyone my real personality, and I hope that they’ll accept me.

Frozen came out at such an important time for me since I was just coming to terms with the fact I’m lesbian while living in an extremely homophobic household and having Let It Go meant so much to me. It gave me the hope that someday I’ll be able to put the past behind me and stop being the perfect girl my parents think I am, and go on to love who I love and finally be free.

I’m autistic and Frozen was the first movie I was able to see in theatres without having sensory overload due to my brand-new headphones. Every time I watch Frozen, I remember how good it felt to sit in the theatre and see Elsa sing Let It Go.”

I’m autistic and Frozen was the first movie I was able to see in theatres without having sensory overload due to my brand-new headphones. Every time I watch Frozen, I remember how good it felt to sit in the theatre and see Elsa sing Let It Go.”