Are You Concerned About the Messages Disney & Co. Send Your Children?

Disney Princesses Critiqued - Author unknown
*Image source unknown

Stories teach children what society expects from them. Are you looking for new stories to empower your children with self-confidence instead of self-loathing?

You’ve come to the right place.

I’m embarking on a journey to create new stories with a subtext that empowers both girls and boys and that rewrites some of the more prevalent messages pushed on our children. Will you join me on this adventure?

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Instead of…
…how about: “A princess goes to a ball wearing a peasant’s dress and decides to get a job.” (Fit for a Princess)

Instead of…
…how about: “A princess discovers the value of self-sufficiency when she finds herself alone in a forest.” (The Princess and the Apple Witch)

And instead of…
… how about: “A young man cursed with the form of a werewolf discovers that the power to become a man was within him all along.” (The Werewolf and the Unicorn)

… and many more stories to come.

Disney Princes Critiqued - Author unknown

*I wish I could credit the original author of these image critiques but I haven’t been able to track down the source. I got the Disney Princesses image from All That Sazz and found the Princes version when I did a TinEye search on the image. I’ve changed the Beast’s label to reflect my own interpretation of that point for my story purpose. If you have any information on the original sources, please let me know.


Elle Carter Neal

Elle Carter Neal is the author of the picture book I Own All the Blue and the teen science-fantasy novel Madison Lane and the Wand of Rasputin. She has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, holding childhood slumber-party audiences entranced until the early hours of the morning. Elle decided to be an author the day she discovered that real people wrote books and that writing books was a real job. Join Elle on her new publishing adventure.

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  1. Sounds like my Willy B, the anti-princess! Yes, we need some good messages for all the little narcissistic princesses out there.