I didn’t really get to socialize much as a kid so I didn’t know how to act in situations. I felt like I didn’t have a personality at all. So I would base most of my personality traits on Disney Characters. I would smile in a big goofy grin like Sora. I would scream like Snow White when I was scared. I would laugh at my own jokes like King Fergus, and I would be Clumsy like Anna, and dance like Rapunzel. I would be curious like Ariel. It helped me make friends and feel human like I was a person.
Cinderella, Snow White, and Aurora inspire me so much. I thank Disney for creating the original three that started it all, who paved the way with their inner strength, grace, and kindness. Their flaws and limitations make them feel like real women I know who have been held back or abused in some way. They taught me not achieving huge things doesn’t make you weak. I think people should be careful not to set the bar too high for little girls then belittle them for not meeting it.
As someone with anxiety, watching anything Disney makes me feel much better. Snow White especially always gives me a sense of comfort. I realized how very much I related to Bashful in the scene where he had to sing for Snow White. A similar situation happened when I performed a ukulele song for my class in 6th grade and, at first, I ended up nervously giggling like him, but I ended up getting through it very well.
I pretend to be a princess at work. My boss is a horrible woman who preys on people weaker than her. She yells and screams about every little thing. I like imagine what Cinderella or Snow White or Ariel would do if they were in a situation like that. I end up smiling at her and singing little songs while I work. I won’t let her bother me.
My dream is to be a Disney Princess. I feel like I have a shot at being Snow White. People say I’m too short because I’m 5’2. I’m going to keep trying and not give up, it’s just hard sometimes.
I was so excited to meet the Princesses at Disneyland on my first ever visit this month, but none of them seemed to want to talk to me. It was so disappointing knowing the friends of Cinderella and Snow White just seemed so uncomfortable talking with a 22 year old woman, and i tried so hard to overcome social anxiety to talk to them.
I hate how people treat the old Disney princesses saying that they’re bad role models. People act like they’re worthless because they didn’t travel across the ocean to fight a sea monster or don’t have icy superpowers. Sure, their goal is love but what’s wrong with that? Is it wrong to be stereotypically feminine? Whether you’re a boy or a girl it’s ok to dream about true love and it’s ok to be kind and innocent. I love that we’re teaching kids to be independent, but nothing’s wrong with being a little girly.