Hello! My name is Serena and I'm a huge Disney fan. BUT, I am also a feminist and study Women's studies in University. This makes things complicated. Why? Because there are so many things in Disney movies and films that just don't line up. So many stereotypes, so many social pressures, so many expectations.
I still love the films, but I believe that it's important to educate the girls and boys watching the films and let them know that these films aren't representations of how things are in real life.
I like to compare Disney characters to people in real life because it's funny for me. I've dated many guys that have narcissistic qualities of some of the most popular male protagonists and antagonists.
As a kid, I had a huge crush on Gaston - he was muscular, built, opinionated, arrogant, CONFIDENT. But he was a villain! He captured poor Belle's father and threw him into the loony bin! Why, as a 9 year old girl, would I fall in love with such a character? Beats me!
That's why I've created this blog... drawing comparisons to real life from Disney films.. finding and sharing inspiration.