Even though I really want to meet Rapunzel, every time I go to Disneyland Paris or see pictures of the Rapunzel’s face characters, I change my mind because what if she doesn’t meet my expectations?
Rapunzel inspired me to cut my hair short. I had an abusive dad when I was growing up and he used to grab/pull me by my hair whenever he got mad at me. When I watched Tangled and saw Eugene cut off Rapunzel’s hair right before Mother Gothel lost her power and fell to her death, I decided to chop off my own hair up to my ears which was once all the way down to my butt. Ever since then, I’ve cut my hair eight times already. My hair is the one thing my dad will never have power over again.
My hair is short and brown and I have a sun tattoo on my hand. Today I was wearing a purple shirt at work and I got asked if I was rapunzel by a little girl. Her mom tried to apologize but before she could I was crouched on the floor I front of the girl asking her not to tell people because I was trying to see what it’s like to not be a princess. The girl smiled and we took a picture and she and her mom left. It was small but it made my week.
I know it’s wrong to think this way but sometimes I wish my husband was more like Eugene from Tangled. I love my husband and I think he’s a great guy but I wish he was more patient with me like Eugene is with Rapunzel, especially when Rapunzel turned down Eugene’s first proposal he was understanding about it while my husband gave me the silent treatment when I asked him if he was sure because he asked me after I was gone for 2 weeks and I wanted to make sure it didn’t have anything to do with it
Rapunzel is my favorite disney princess, recently I saw a video of someone meeting her in WDW and immediatly I started crying because I imagined myself in that place hugging her, I hope one day my dream come true and I get to meet her.
When they redesigned the princesses I was kind of disappointed they didn’t make Rapunzel’s hair short and brown. I understand that they need to keep her hair long and blonde in merch and dolls and whatnot since that’s her signature look. But whenever I see her with that type of hair it reminds that she’s in that state where she’s still trapped in the tower with her abuser. Her short, brown hair represents her freedom and I’m really disappointed you don’t see a lot of it in merch, fanart, etc.
I relate a lot with Rapunzel especially since she rereads the only three books she has. I used to have a pile of books from the time I was a little girl and those were one of my only forms of escape growing up since my dad never bothered buying me new ones. And even if I had read them fifty times already, I would always reread them whenever I was in a dark place because in all honesty, aside from Disney, books were the only things giving me hope that my life would get better.
I sort of tease my daughter the way Mother Gothel teased Rapunzel, so seeing everyone say how emotionally abusive she was made me feel like a bad parent.