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'I Don't Want To Be A Princess' Reminds Girls They Have Real Career Options

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.15.2016 | Good News

Once upon a time, a little girl named Keira dreamed of being a pilot rather than a princess. It was because of this desire that her mom, Beckie Thomps...

Superheroine Princesses Protecting the People and the Planet

Pavita Singh, MPH | Posted 11.24.2015 | Books
Pavita Singh, MPH

Fashion designer and feminist, Coco Chanel, said, "A girl should be two things. Who and what she wants." I don't believe that all princesses have to wear glittery pink dresses and dazzling tiaras. And I definitely don't think that every fairy tale needs a prince.

The Typical Princess Story Just Got An Awesome Latina Makeover

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.16.2015 | Latino Voices

Forget Cinderella and Rapunzel. A new book series for kids is replacing typical princess characters with something a little more realistic. Instead of...

Disney Princesses With Realistic Hair And Makeup Are Super Relatable

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.05.2015 | Style

Realistic waistlines, realistic faces: there are very few ways Disney princesses haven't been reimagined at this point. None of these comforting imag...

Your Favorite Disney Princesses, Reimagined With Short Hair

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Style

By now, Disney princesses have been reimagined in just about every way possible, with realistic waistlines and faces to name a couple. The Nameless Do...

Empowering Series Gives Princesses Lives Beyond Happily Ever After

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Parents

The usual fairy tale goes: Prince Charming sweeps a princess off her feet, they ride into the sunset and that's where the story ends. But that's not h...

Everything Wrong With Princesses In One Easy Image!

David Trumble | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
David Trumble


10 Fairy Tale Characters Who Would Make Kickass Princesses

M.A. Larson | Posted 12.21.2014 | Books
M.A. Larson

A girl sits in a tower, singing to the birds as she brushes her hair. To many, this is the image that springs to mind when they hear the word "princes...

9 Things I Didn't Realize Before Signing My Daughter Up For Dance Class

Joelle Wisler | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Joelle Wisler

There was only one tiny side window in which we could all see about half the class at any one time. There may have some polite shoving involved. I don't really remember. We were all very excited.

Why I Really Love Princesses And all Things Pink And Girly

Kathy Radigan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

It's her love of pretty clothes, tiaras and princesses that are the threads I clutch to when I can't connect with her on any other level.

Keke Palmer Takes Broadway: A True Cinderella Story

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Misee Harris

Nearly every little girl idolizes her beloved Disney Princesses. To witness the iconic Disney character of Cinderella embark on a transcendence of race, as talented actress Keke Palmer takes on the role for the Broadway adaptation, is a huge step forward for young women of color.

Princess Emma

Kathleen Hanlon | Posted 07.05.2014 | Books
Kathleen Hanlon

As I watched my four-year-old granddaughter sitting underneath the kitchen table in her favorite princess outfit and realized that she didn't have her...

7 Ways To Tell If You're Actually A Princess

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 02.24.2014 | Style

Think you can't spot a princess from a mile away? Think again. There are plenty of ways to pick out a royal, whether she be a princess, queen or du...

'Girls Can Be Princesses. Boys Can Be Anything They Want.'

Ben Irwin | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Ben Irwin

My kids deserve better than another set of books telling boys they can be whatever they want, while girls should stick to being princesses.

Has 'Princess Culture' Gone Too Far? (NEW BOOK)

Posted 11.21.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion [Simon & Schuster, $28.00]. “Dress Up in Dreams...

Mamas, Don't Let Your Girls Grow Up to be Princesses

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

My little girl loves all things pink. She loves princesses, tutus, sequins and baby dolls. I don't deny her the girly indulgences she loves so much, but I don't limit her experiences to them, either.

Where My Zero Tolerance Princess Policy Broke Down

Lyz Lenz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

I have a princess -- a little magical ballerina-butterfly-tutu-fairy-princess. It's not what I chose, it's what she chose. And when faced with this responsibility, I believe it's not my job to teach princess abstinence; rather it's my job to teach my daughter how to use princesses wisely.

If Disney Princesses Had Instagram Accounts

Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy

Selfies from Snow White? Pet shots from Pocahontas? The Sultan's palace with a Hudson filter? These are just a few of the images we'd undoubtedly see ...

10 Real World Princesses Who Don't Need Disney Glitter

David Trumble | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
David Trumble


All Hail Princess Leia

Cara McDonough | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Cara McDonough

I've adapted to the presence of princesses in my life, explaining wisely to other moms, "Oh, the princess stuff? I don't mind it. It's actually kind of fun."

WATCH: Dads Tackle The 'Princess Problem'

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 01.24.2013 | Parents

Debates over Princess Culture -- society's obsession with toys and shows for girls that reinforce gender stereotypes -- have long been waged by expert...

For A Price, Little Kids Can Become Disney Princesses

Posted 08.10.2012 | Parents

Disney has long transformed little girls into princesses by selling them costumes, wands and tiaras. But a new limited-time offer at Disneyland takes ...

Names Fit For A Princess

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents

Written by Hannah Tenison for Fiery and feisty princess Merida has come bounding into the spotlight with the release of the newest an...

'Popular Guys Are Husband Material' And Other Disney Lies

Thought Catalog | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women

God, I love Disney so much. In my spare time, I have been known to create entire dances to various Disney songs, and have not yet met princess fan art...

I'm a Feminist Mom -- And My Daughter Loves Princesses

Hayley Krischer | Posted 12.20.2011 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I swore she would never wear pink. But then I saw the glitter shoes. And the Cinderella coloring book. And I wondered, is my anti-princess stance really necessary?