Category: Tiana

I love that we have a princess who is a chef! …

I love that we have a princess who is a chef! I’m in culinary school right now and it can be tough, but Tiana is the kind of cook that I aspire to be like.

I am happy that Disney is making more Tiana me…

I am happy that Disney is making more Tiana merchandise but I feel like they’re also making a lot of the merch exclusives or limited editions because they know people will buy it. There is hardly any merch for Tiana or her movie so I always buy it when I can.

I used to hate the Disney princesses because I…

I used to hate the Disney princesses because I grew up a tomboy. I preferred playing football and running around pretending I was Spiderman and Indiana Jones. I was 16 when Princess and the Frog was released and my mother took me to see it because I got got stood up by a friend. That was the best thing to happen to me because now I see the value in Disney princesses. And though I love them all now, Tiana will always be my favorite.

I’ve never related to a Disney song until rece…

I’ve never related to a Disney song until recently when all my goals have suddenly gone up in smoke. “Almost There (Reprise)” makes me feel like I’m not alone in losing everything I’ve worked so hard for. But unlike Tiana, there is no star for me to wish on.

I feel like I missed out on disney a little. I…

I feel like I missed out on disney a little. I’ve always loved the movies but I grew up poor in australia…I never had disney channel or princess dolls or other toys because it was all too expensive. I’m never going to get to go anywhere near a disney land. I take solace in characters like cinderella and tiana who came from nothing and hope maybe one day I can see all the disney movies and shows and get merchandise.

I’ve been working my first real waitressing …

I’ve been working my first real waitressing job for about two months now. It entails a lot of early shifts, running around and taking crap from customers. I’ve also done forty hours of overtime which I won’t be getting paid for until after Christmas. When I’m feeling blue I like to listen to the Princess and the Frog soundtrack and try to embody Tiana’s optimism through songs like “Almost There.”

Two years ago I took my twin daughters to see …

Two years ago I took my twin daughters to see Disney Stars on Ice. I was hoping to see Tiana, as she is my daughter’s favorite princess. Imagine my disappointment when her portion (after intermission no less!) with Naveen felt like it was only five minute long. The other princesses portions had long and involved scenes from their movie, and even included snow for Elsa. Tiana’s was just a short dance that was not from her movie and then she was gone. They could have at least done her ending song.

I love that Disney finally had a black princ…

I love that Disney finally had a black princess, but I couldn’t help but to be disappointed that Tiana spent 99% of the movie as a frog, rather than a human woman.

Tiana was always my favorite Disney princess…

Tiana was always my favorite Disney princess, but I always tend to not tell people since they assume the only reason that I like her is because she’s black like me, but honestly, that was never the only reason. She’s everything I want to be: honest, hardworking, and unwilling to give up no matter how tough the challenge may be. I’m in my 20’s now and she’s just as important to me now, as when I saw her for the first time on the big screen.

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