Cinderella- Cinderella truly embodies what it means to be a “happy warrior.” Although her circumstances are tough, she never stops working her hardest and is never unkind to those inflicting harm on her.
Snow White- When there was a job to be done, Snow did it— no questions asked. She came upon seven men in the woods who very clearly needed help and immediately helped, a true demonstration of volunteerism.
Aurora- Aurora show us not to be afraid of the unknown. She was hidden away for most of her life, but knew she was supposed to be somewhere else. Sure, she ended up unconscious with a pricked finger, but the protective bubble she grew up in only ensured that would happen. Regardless, she bounced back— because sometimes we do need help from other people— and lived happily ever after.
Jasmine- A huge proponent of individual choice, Jasmine was not going to let someone else decide who she would marry and she didn’t let ‘inferior’ birth status get in the way of her choices. She also confronted Aladdin about his dishonesty, placing importance on individual responsibility.
Anna- With everything working against her, Anna continues to fight for what she knows is right. Between an overachieving and secretive older sister, memory loss, and ignorance about the world, somehow Anna kept up her bubbly and optimistic curiosity. She didn’t have the best discernment when it comes to men (Who did at 18?), but she knew that her family was more important and was willing to die several times just to prove to Elsa that she wasn’t alone.
Rapunzel- Rapunzel started off complacent but curious— a dangerous place to be. She was afraid to stand up to authority the way that many college students feel in their early years. However, as she confronts her fears and begins to explore the real world, she finds out the truth and clings to it. Rapunzel, perhaps, has more personal growth than any other princess.
Tiana- Tiana may be the best example of all Disney princesses. Tiana came from a low social and economic class, but knew she could open her own restaurant if she worked hard. Despite literally being turned into a frog, she worked endlessly to save money and reach her goals— marriage was just thrown in as a luxury. We love an entrepreneurial woman here.
Belle- A representative of conservative college students, Belle walks around with individualized thinking, is firm in who she is, and is courageous for being herself openly. She provides an example of treating others like individuals and not judging a book by its cover when she meets Prince Adam in the castle.
Leia- She was separated from her family at birth, enslaved, and had a father who wanted her dead. Still, Leia never gave up. She fought to save the galaxy, with or without the help of men, and later became a general. Even though she could have done nothing but cheer on her father, she worked hard for what she knew to be right.
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