I Can Be the Hero and do it My Own Way

Absolutely love this video featuring Disney princesses that come to the musical conclusion that they don't need to hide behind true love, they don't need a man. It's got a new feminist twist that defies the fantasy and deals in facts. 

Along this theme there is the awesome song 'Royals' by Lorde where she sings with a precocious irreverence for royalty and the status-quo and promises to rule her own world.  

These both remind me of the advertisements for Mercy Academy that came out last year and won national attention.  The Louisville, Kentucky school decided to go for reality in advertising - always a good idea but so rarely done.  Again, these ads shatter the fairytale that so many girls have been sold of being a princess and waiting for a man to save us. Indeed,  one of their mission statements is to prepare students for real life in a world of rapid change. Their principles are based in being compassionate, generous and tolerant of diversity - all admirable pursuits. 

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Imagination is a precious thing and while playing dress-up and make-believe is a lovely part of childhood, it should be understand to be the exception and not the norm and not something that translates into real life. We are NOT princesses. We are just regular folk but if you ask me, that's the best kind. I reckon that living a honest, decent and loving life is a noble life.

Full stop. 

Posted on February 18, 2014 .