Category: moana

I recently figured out I’m transgender and the…

I recently figured out I’m transgender and the song “know who you are” from Moana strikes such a chord in me. I often listen to it when I need to calm down because it makes me feel like something will come along soon and just let me be who I am.

I recently figured out I’m transgender and the…

I recently figured out I’m transgender and the song “know who you are” from Moana strikes such a chord in me. I often listen to it when I need to calm down because it makes me feel like something will come along soon and just let me be who I am.

TRIGGER WARNING- SUICIDE: I’ve been bull…

TRIGGER WARNING- SUICIDE: I’ve been bullied and harassed in school. I felt hopeless and numb as a teen. I even thought of committing suicide. So, I started watching movies to help me move forward. I was already in college when I saw Moana. I loved the story, the culture, and all the characters, but the one that struck me the most was Tui (Moana’s dad) because I kinda saw myself in him. I really hope I’d see him more in a possible sequel or spin-off, probably about how he’d cope with his trauma as well.

I really hate the Moana/Maui pairing because h…

I really hate the Moana/Maui pairing because him outliving her sounds incredibly depressing and miserable. But when I told my Disney friends that they said I was contributing to Disney not putting their WOC in lead romances. Uh, no? I don’t control the company. I ship them even less now than I already did knowing the people who ship it are so self-important.

I can’t listen to “I am Moana” without getting…

I can’t listen to “I am Moana” without getting sad because grandma Tala was a lot like my grandma who passed away this past September. And her last words to me were how proud she was of me. So I still get very teary eyed when I hear the song and haven’t been able to watch Moana since her passing.

I grew up on an island, albeit, not a Pacific …

I grew up on an island, albeit, not a Pacific or tropical island. It didn’t occur to me until I was reading interviews with the filmmakers of Moana that people didn’t think of the ocean as it’s own separate entity to be respected. I guess because I grew up around water and taking daily trips to the beach I just kinda took it for granted. But I’m glad the filmmakers realized that because it’s really nice to see a princess who lives on an island and loves and respects the ocean

I love Moana and Coco because of the rich cult…

I love Moana and Coco because of the rich culture present in each film. But then I get angry because, as a Native American, my cultural representation came from the horribly done and historically inaccurate Pocahontas. I hope Disney someday decides to do a true Native American tale on par with Moana and Coco. I love these two movies but I am jealous because my cultural representation was poorly done.

My mother and I used to do everything Disney t…

My mother and I used to do everything Disney together, but she was also extremely abusive on bad days and has ruined my enjoyment of many Disney movies and the parks. She passed away just before Moana came out, and I can’t decide if I’m sad that we never got to see it together, or if I’m glad to have a Disney experience she can’t take from me

My grandma recently passed away in September…

My grandma recently passed away in September, she and I were extremely close to one another. She was so much like Grandma Tala from Moana; ever since her passing I’ve been hesitant to watch Moana because I am worried that I’ll break down when I see the interactions between Moana/Tala, and when I hear I am Moana with Tala singing. I miss her so much and I hope I can be like Moana and find my way again.

The scene in Moana where she jumps into the …

The scene in Moana where she jumps into the ocean to rescue Hei-Hei, and her boat drifts away gives me a near-panic attack every time I see it. It’s one of my worst-case scenarios, playing into a drowning phobia, and I really wish the movie would show her getting back on the boat. Even if it’s just the ocean picking her up and putting her back on, I need to see her get back on it!