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My Daughter Loves Princesses. And That's OK With Me

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

We spent a lot of time pretending that the princesses didn't exist. But school is the wild west and kids talk. Within weeks of her first day, she was talking about Cinderella and Rapunzel and it was clear that she'd become smitten with fairy tales. We couldn't pretend any longer.

Snow White Takes On Elsa In Fierce Disney Princess Rap Battle

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.17.2014 | Comedy

If the Disney princesses met one another, would they all get along? Snow White and Elsa from "Frozen" certainly wouldn't. Or, at least they don't i...

The Princess's New Clothes

Mical Darley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents
Mical Darley

I want to be wary of making her embarrassed or ashamed of what she likes, especially if it seems girly. Because misogyny gets internalized. Because fantasy is the one game in which we all have autonomy. Because that unembarrassed power is a thing I want to preserve for my daughter.

These Humans With Animal Best Friends Could Star In Your New Favorite Disney Movie

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.03.2014 | Comedy

You know how Snow White had all those woodland critters serenading her with song as they helped her dust, straighten, cook and generally slave over he...

Disney Princesses' Rebellious Side Hints At A Different Fairytale Ending

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 09.01.2014 | Entertainment

Disney princesses are certainly having a moment. Various artists have given the classic fairytale characters a makeover in recent months: They've been...

Keke Palmer Takes Broadway: A True Cinderella Story

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 08.07.2014 | 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.

Your Favorite Disney Princess Just Got Put Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment

You've never seen Disney like this before. There's been "Game of Thrones"-inspired Disney art and even re-imaginings of what your favorite princes...

12 Female Characters Disney Will Never Make Movies About

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.20.2014 | Entertainment

Disney princesses tend to fit a certain mold. They are pretty and enigmatic, and they are good role models. After the release of "Frozen," however, so...

It Was Maria von Trapp All Along

Erica Ford | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Erica Ford

My daughter and I spent a lovely couple of years playing with trucks, books, instruments and blocks. Then she turned two. Every single gift she received was Disney Princess folderol. I watched with dismay as she received crowns, magic wands, dolls and rash-inducing synthetic nightgowns. 

Disney Characters Get A Modern Day Makeover

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 05.15.2014 | Entertainment

We might wish our lives were like those of our favorite Disney characters, but what if what they really want is to jump into our world? Tumblr artist ...

Jan Diehm

Yes, The Disney Princess Effect On Baby Names Is Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents

These days you may see little girls running around in Elsa dresses -- or their parents trying to find a store that hasn't sold out of them -- but ove...

This Artist Swapped Iconic Characters' Skin Colors In 'Racebent Disney'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.16.2014 | Impact

Would it matter if Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" were Indian? Hispanic? What about Middle Eastern? Racebent Disney, a project by artist TT Bret t...

Katie Holmes' Met Gala Dress Looks A Lot Like...

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 05.06.2014 | Style

Last night at the 2014 Met Gala, Katie Holmes showed up looking a LOT like Belle from "Beauty and the Beast." The only thing that was missing from her...

Disney Princess Outfits Just Got A High Fashion Makeover

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 04.17.2014 | Style

When fashion designers try their hand at a Disney-style outfit, they often just modernize the standard princess dresses, mixing nostalgia with contemp...

Disney Princesses Get Awesome Warrior Makeover, Are Totally Ready For Battle

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment

No one is tough like a Disney princess. They're not just super-chic, smart and beautiful, but also able to overcome any obstacle. But what would they ...

Little Girl Wows Disneyland Princesses With Her Homemade Versions Of Their Costumes

Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents

Seeing Disney characters at Disneyland is fun, but dressing just like them? Even better. Thanks to her mom, Haylie Bonser does just that. Mom Ange...

Disney Princesses And Princes Get 'Walking Dead' Makeover

Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment

People don't generally think of Disney characters as particularly scary (unless you're talking about villains like Ursula or Maleficent, anyway). Ther...

The Disney Princess Remix We've All Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.13.2014 | Black Voices

We've seen Disney princesses transformed into everything from famous feminists to hipsters. However, it's CR Fashion Book's latest high-fashion and mo...

Parenting Daughters: Fairy Wings or Lear Jets?

Kimann Schultz | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Kimann Schultz

A parent's personal goal should be to grow and learn in tandem with the little human they are raising. We tread on thin ice as guides when we prescribe identities to our children.

This Is What Happens When Disney Princesses Get Tired Of Being Damsels In Distress

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women

What would it look like if Disney's classic princesses stood up and took their lives into their own hands -- with or without a prince in tow? Accordin...

A New Heroine

Samantha Levine | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Samantha Levine

The fear that a diversity of size in role models will damage our girls is a false one. The real risk is the damage we perpetuate by maintaining the status quo.

Princess Shape-Up at Disney

Emme | Posted 04.08.2014 | Style
Emme

Thanks to a gutsy, brave, and curvy teen, Disney has 11,000 votes (and counting) for a more realistic princess to add to their line of royalty.

My Daughter Is Not A Princess

Clint Edwards | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

I want her to love someone, not because they own a castle or a nice horse, but because they are a good person with values and virtues. Someone who will not treat her like a princess, but treat her like a partner.

Why Is Disney Still Making Female Characters With Such Cartoon-ish Bodies?

Quora | Posted 03.11.2014 | Women
Quora

When I was little, I especially liked drawing people, kids my own age. But while I drew boys normally, whenever I drew girls (including myself), I gave them hourglass figures with hips and breasts. Since then, I've realized that I internalized a lot assumptions about female body image from the media I consumed, and Disney films in particular.

Would You Really Want Your Life to Be Like the Disney Princesses?

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 03.10.2014 | Comedy
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

When you really think about it -- would you really want your life to be like a Disney princess? Would Beyonce? When you get down to the bottom of what really makes them tick, their lives are not as glamorous as you think.