Are You Concerned About the Messages Disney & Co. Send Your Children?
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?
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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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…how about: “A princess goes to a ball wearing a peasant’s dress and decides to get a job.” (Fit for a Princess)
…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.
*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.