Category: pocahontas

I’ve always loved Pocahontas. I’…

I’ve always loved Pocahontas. I’m half Sioux and I was never able to know that side of my family until a few years ago; despite knowing that i was Sioux. Pocahontas was and still my connection to a part of me i never got to know.

I never felt Pocahontas as an environmental …

I never felt Pocahontas as an environmental movie. For me it was all about racism. Of course I saw the love for nature but for a métis little girl (the only one around in my small town) it was love and respect between people more than the love for nature that was important. It helped me so much back then to figure out I wasn’t strange for having darker skin, when other kids where intrigued. This is why I’m always a bit sad when people denigrate this movie

I’m proud to admit that Disney has hel…

I’m proud to admit that Disney has helped spark my interest in history. Especially films like Mulan, Pocahontas, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The lyrics “You think the only people …

The lyrics “You think the only people who are people are the people who look and think like you, but if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.” from Colors of the Wind always hits me because the truth is, is that this world isn’t very kind and people will judge and outcast you because you’re different without ever bothering to walk into your shoes. It’s sad, but it’s something I relate to very much.

I never saw Pocahontas until I was in colleg…

I never saw Pocahontas until I was in college and it ended up becoming one of my favorite Disney movies ever. I love the art style, the animation, the music and the story so much! But I can’t help but feel guilty loving it and knowing that it’s based off such a painful fucked up part of history, especially since Disney heavily romanticized the true story and history surrounding it.

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Kind of pissed off that they wouldn’t age up…

Kind of pissed off that they wouldn’t age up the Disney princesses (who already look like grown women) who are canonically teenagers dating grown adult men (the princes) and are fictional. But they did age up a real life little girl (Pocahontas). That’s just messed up.

The scene where Pocahontas makes her father …

The scene where Pocahontas makes her father understand reminds me of how narrow-minded I was at some point. I grew up in a conservative Christian family. I don’t support what most believe here, but I can understand their perspective. Over the past years, I’ve come to learn that just because I believe in God, doesn’t mean I get the right to devalue someone. I think because of personal experience, we all hate one another from fear, but if we open up to each other, we could open ourselves to Jesus.

I was nine when I first went to Disneyland P…

I was nine when I first went to Disneyland Paris. I went on a coach trip with all my extended family and some family friends, who were basically family. Once at Disneyland, me, my mother and the family friends went around together. We went on the train around the park and my mother’s friend’s mother (like a grandma to me) started smoking. She had a row from a CM while Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas was playing. She’s dead now but that song makes me cry because it always reminds me of her.

It would be nice if Disney made a movie with…

It would be nice if Disney made a movie with a heroine who wasn’t a princess to begin with. Perhaps we wouldn’t have to deal with the idea to fit criteria and such. I don’t think girls need a role model in every female character they come across, just a character who’s human would be enough. I can’t bring myself to like a princess in particular exactly because they’re too much of a goal to aim as a person and not a human I can relate to.