Category: moana

I live on an island and always took it for gra…

I live on an island and always took it for granted until I saw Moana. Moana learning where she came from made me want to learn where I came from and the history of my island, because like in Moana, it isn’t taught or anything and they just encourage you to stay and never leave. But I went to the mainland and read history and archaeology books and learned our rich history going back tens of thousands of years. But I wouldn’t know it, or be into history, if it wasn’t for Moana.

I have no hope left. I have emotional, school,…

I have no hope left. I have emotional, school, and job struggles and fail a lot. Despite my best efforts, every day I get into another ugly fight with my family without meaning or wanting to. When I’m crying, I listen to the part of Moana when she turns Te Ka with her compassion. It’s silly at almost 21, but I like to imagine I had a friend like her who, unlike others, sees past the scary fire monster who is trapped in her own destruction and gently says, “this is not who you are.”

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