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Fairy Tales

Dreams and Unconscious Creativity

Tom Morris | Posted 07.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

The unconscious mind works in strange and sometimes wonderful ways. The other night, I was awakened by a loud thunderstorm passing over the beach. I l...

A Wild New Fairy Tale Breaks Down The Barrier Between Good And Evil

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.30.2016 | Arts Before the earwormy Disney hit “Frozen...

Goldilocks Once Again Violates Restraining Order

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 06.08.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

The Three Bears family has reported that Goldilocks has once again violated her restraining order. "We feel hunted," Papa Bear admitted. "A restraini...

Pinocchio: 'Reality Bites--Turn me Back into a Puppet'

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 06.02.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

Pinocchio has requested to be turned back into a marionette. "Sure, I once ached to be a real boy--but my head was made of wood then. I didn't know an...

Tiger Princess: A Transgender Girl's Space Opera

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

For any child, living inside imaginary lands offers an escape, a place to pass the time. For a transgender girl struggling with questions of identity, the ability to imagine a place where people see her for who she is, treat her as a girl, and loves her as a daughter becomes essential for her survival.

Through the Looking Glass: "Roses and Rot" by Kat Howard

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.11.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Art, fairy tales, and folklore take center stage in Kat Howard's enchanting debut fantasy, Roses and Rot. The protagonist, Imogen, is a writer who is ...

The Art of Using Story to Communicate the Value of Big, Hairy Ideas

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Almost everyone in business these days -- at least the people responsible for selling big, hairy ideas -- knows that the difference between success and failure often depends on what kind of story is told -- and how well. Content may be King. But it is Story that built the kingdom.

Tooth Fairy Bankruptcy: Baby Tooth Collection Not Lucrative And Also Gross

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 04.05.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

The Tooth Fairy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today, citing a number of missteps that led to her financial demise.

Fairy Godmother Quits, Regrets Creating an Environment of Entitlement and Laziness

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 03.29.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

After a quarter-century's service, the fairy godmother to such luminaries as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty has resigned her position; "I'm doing more harm than good now. It's time to move on."

The New Testament, as Rewritten By the NRA

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 03.29.2016 | Arts
Ronald A. Lindsay

Why fairy tales? Why not make use of the greatest story ever told to talk about the greatness of guns? Herewith my suggestions for how beloved New Testament stories can be respectfully rewritten to bring home the NRA's valuable lesson.

The NRA Finally Makes Fairy Tales Child-Friendly By Adding Guns

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts

Have you ever noticed how exceedingly rare it is for a witch, these days, to cook and eat a couple of small children she’s kidnapped? Or for a wolf ...

The Eight Words I'd Hoped Never to Hear From Any Daughter of Mine

Oby Bamidele | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Oby Bamidele

The other day, my four-year-old daughter and I were hanging out, drawing pictures of Disney's Princesses Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine from a birthday card she received. We were having a nice time when from nowhere (it seemed) she suddenly uttered the words that I hoped never to hear from any daughter of mine: "The woman always gets saved by the man."

Hansel and Gretel and the Gingertrump House

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Gini Graham Scott

"Hansel and Gretel" is another traditional fairy tale that helps us understand what's going on in this crazy campaign that has drawn in anti-establish...

Move Over Disney, These Fairy Tales Show A More Accurate Female Role

HuffPost | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.14.2016 | Arts

Once upon a time, there was a woman with a story to tell....

Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Trump

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Gini Graham Scott

As the 2016 campaign has been heating up and the insults are flying fast and furiously, I've been seeing it more and more like the traditional fairy t...

Two Fairy Tales About Donald Trump

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Gini Graham Scott

I've been reading the recent horror stories about Donald Trump from the media, establishment Republicans, writers and others, and I wondered what more I can add to the conversation.

Flowers and Fairytales

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 02.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

Whether your valentine is a spouse of 30 years, your child or just a friend, you can be LIT WITHIN! Your prince is there, he just might not be dressed the way you imagined.

5 Debut Fantasies to Look Out for in 2016

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

This year promises to deliver titles from known heavyweights in the fantasy genre--but what about exciting new debut authors? Here are five to look out for in the coming year, in order of release date.

BF Not Fs: Tinker Bell Tells Peter Pan "Grow Up Already"

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 01.27.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

Sources close to Tinker Bell report long-brewing tensions between her and Peter Pan came to a head when she told him, "Grow up already. The eternal-bo...

Ping Pong and Fairy Tales

Valentina Loffredo | Posted 01.13.2016 | Arts
Valentina Loffredo

As a photographer and instagrammer, I normally let the people in my pictures lead the scene; may it be a faraway presence or a small body part, I find...

Wake Me

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

I am Sisyphus : My boulders of terror and rage always tumbling down despite my valiant attempt to keep them secured to the apex.

Fairy Tale Places To Visit With The Kids That Aren't Disneyland

MiniTime | Posted 10.19.2015 | Travel

Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley, Washington (Flickr: Amit Chattopadhyay) When it's time to escape the everyday grind for a spell, start by seeking ou...

Prince on Princess and The Pea Break-Up: 'B*tch Be High-Maintainance Yo'

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 10.14.2015 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

Though their publicist released a statement stating the break up was "mutual and respectful," the Prince was spotted stumbling out of an upper east side bar slurring the declaration, "bitch be high-maintenance, yo," to anyone who would listen.

Bartering With Your Life: A Conversation With Siobhan Adcock

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Bridget, the main character in Siobhan Adcock's novel, The Barter, faces one of life's hardest questions: what would you give to save your family? To save your life? Adcock spoke to me about the nature of sacrifice, how women barter, and the power of fairy tale.

Raising Children Un-Fundamentalist: Part 4

Cindy Brandt | Posted 09.11.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Raising Children Unfundamentalist is to teach the kids not who God is, but where to find God. Not what God is, but how to spot God. Young children don't need systematic theology which delineates with painstaking detail each character trait of God, they need permission to discover God for themselves.