I’m 17 and I cant’ help but still be in love with Disney. Winnie the Pooh, Tangled, and The Lion King are my favorites but I always feel so childish saying it out loud to people. I hope one day I’m confident enough to proudly say I love Disney and not worry about what others may think of me for it.
I relate a lot with Rapunzel on the abusive passive-aggressive mother trope and being trapped in a tower with no means of escape. I one day hope to escape my own Mother Gothel and my own tower, but honestly, I’m worried I’ll never find my Eugene Fitzherbert. It might sound childish, but I still have hopes of having a “prince” myself.
A few years ago I made this friend who is in the Tangled fandom. I feel like I now appreciate the franchise a whole lot more because of them. I may even watch the series
I show symptoms of depression, but I haven’t been professionally diagnosed yet. In spite of this, whenever I feel terribly sad and lonely, I always watch Tangled and even if the feeling didn’t go away, it helps knowing that I was happily distracted from it for about 2 hours.
I plan on making a drastic career change after I graduate college. Although I’ve always loved Tangled, I’ve been relating to Rapunzel so much recently because of her fear to live out her new dream, but she gives me the courage I need to take this leap of faith and pursue this new dream of mine.