I never realized how much I relate to Cassandra from Tangled: The Series until I watched episode one of the third season. Both of us feel like we’re backups and only are used when someone wants something. I especially realized this after listening to Crossing The Line, and it made me realize that I’m probably gonna snap one day like Cassandra did when she realized that she’s always been put on Rapunzel’s back burner.
TRIGGER WARNING-ABUSE: Treasure Planet had a big impact on my life. I was abused by my stepbrother for almost 8 years, they were horrible times and I thought I was a worthless piece of garbage. At the age of 10 men scared me, and while it cost me socializing with the opposite gender, Jim helped me a lot. I felt I identified with him, with his problems and concerns and made me think that not all men are bad and that not everyone wants to hurt me. It really made a difference in my life, and the movie still retains a special place on my heart.
In November I was in the ER for being in a ton of pain. After a few hours of being there I decided to talk to a friend and brought up how excited I was to see Frozen 2. When we went to see it on New Year’s Eve with his mother and my parents I was excited, but after he kept criticizing it then calling it a steaming piece of diarrhea the day after on his social media. It hurt me a lot since it was the only thing I was happy about that day and I enjoyed the movie less because of it.
I’ve always felt I am overlooked and ignored by people who care about my friends more. I am a bit overweight girl with a horrible personality. No matter how hard I work on my weight, and how I try to change, I will never be the perfect girl and the people around me just don’t want to notice my development. Now my funny, amazing friend with the perfect body (who I will never be like) got together with the boy I had a crush on for a long time. Cassandra from Tangled helps me a lot and I can totally relate to her songs Waiting in the Wings and Crossing the Line.
I considered myself straight until the night I met my now wife. It was love at first sight for me and knew I had to be with her. I knew it would cost me a lot, and it did. Let It Go was such an unexpected anthem for me that still brings me comfort. I ended up estranged from my mom and sisters with my marriage being a part of the cause. Elsa’s journey has helped me, but Show Yourself is really painful for me to listen to. The fact that she gets to reconnect with her mom and I don’t is painful, but it makes me focus on the kind of mom I want to be and the family I want to raise. Maybe one day I’ll have my own little Elsa.
I’m going through a very hard time right now. My relationship is falling apart and I’m losing friends. Every time I feel lost, I look to Elsa. She is a HUGE inspiration to me. She’s been through a lot and I always remember, “if Elsa can do it, so can I.” That keeps me going.
When I heard “Show Yourself” during Frozen 2, and saw Elsa singing it with so much emotion, tears started to drop. That song made me stronger and made me realize that I want to identify myself as a non-binary person. There is so much emotion put into it, that makes me cry tears of joy every time I hear it. “Show Yourself” is such a powerful song and of big importance for the community, and it makes you feel accepted and powerful after all the time hiding yourself because of others. I want every soul on earth to have this experience and to finally accept themselves as the true and powerful individuals they are.
There’s a rock that looks exactly like Pride Rock down in a national park that I live near. My best friend and I used to pretend to be the characters from The Lion King when we were little- standing on the edge and roaring!
I’ve had schizophrenia since I was little and I just overcame it with lots of therapy and medicine. When Elsa hears the voice in Frozen 2 I feel not so alone, and she’s a big role model to me for how she overcsme and followed the voice and came out well. I’ve went back and seen it three times now. I think of Elsa like a soul sister now.