The Disney princesses are almost every little girl’s first role models. From a young age, we are presented with these beautiful girls and their hard-knock lives.
We sit and watch their journey from rather ordinary to happily ever after. We share their joys and their pains all while admiring their beauty and grace. Some lucky little girls even had their rooms themed after these women. Many of us remember fighting with friends on who gets to be which princess during a game of dress up. Looking up to the princesses as examples of how we wanted to be, we focused on how pretty and nice they were. Some of us extremists have actually thought about a princess-themed wedding. I wanted to be Ariel so badly that when I was younger, I tied my sheets around my body like a mermaid tail and thought there was nothing wrong with that. However, what happens when we’ve grown up and the magic of life is not as sparkly as Cinderella? We look at these princesses in all the wrong ways and look up to all the wrong parts about them. These beautiful women can still be our role models but for completely different reasons than when we were five. Let’s break it down a little bit and look at the sugar and spice and all things nice that really make up these women. Let’s meet the Real Princesses.