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Disney Princesses

I'm Not a Disney Princess

Diane Pauley | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women
Diane Pauley

You don't have to sacrifice success for love. I chose love first. But I'm still discovering my worth, finding my voice, piping up and declaring my independence online every day.

What I Want For My Princess-Obsessed Toddler vs. What My Relatives Will Get

Devorah Blachor | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Devorah Blachor

When you have a Princess-obsessed Toddler, Christmas/Hanukkah is a hazardous time. No matter what you tell well-meaning relatives about the kinds of gifts your daughter would like, they know the truth.

Little Girl Becomes Happiest Person On Earth Upon Learning She's At Disneyland

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents

Some go to Disneyland to tell Disney villains what's up, others are just happy to be there. This little girl, named Ali, was in a bit of a grumpy ...

Gaston From 'Beauty And The Beast' Gets Schooled By Little Girl At Disney World

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents

Although it's been 23 years since Belle chose the Beast over Gaston in "Beauty and the Beast," this little girl wants to make it very clear that Belle...

The Messed-Up Lessons We're Surrounded By As Girls

Niyathi Chakrapani | Posted 11.20.2014 | Teen
Niyathi Chakrapani

It may be pretty in pink when we're kids and tweens, but when adolescents start to find changes in their bodies -- some faster than others -- girls may look at themselves in the mirror and compare their bodies to an impossible image.

Here's Something To Keep In Mind If You Want To Date A Disney Princess

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.10.2014 | Comedy

Hey, the Disney princesses probably went on a few dates before the whole "happily ever after" thing. Finding true love is difficult if you don't th...

Disney Princesses With Realistic Waistlines Look Fabulous

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women

What if Disney princesses had realistic waistlines? Well, they would look pretty fab. No doubt about it. Buzzfeed's Loryn Brantz decided to digita...

The Subtle Backlash: It's My Kid in a Box

Ariel Chesler | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

I fear that my daughters will be limited by the culture they ingest, that I will be powerless to stop it. That they will, in the end, be eaten by Cinderella.

All I Heard Was 'She's Too Fat To Be A Princess'

Ally Del Monte | Posted 12.27.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

I heard my mom asking the lady at the shop for something, anything for me, and she said, "I'm sorry, she's too big for the costumes we have here." But all I heard was: "She's too fat to be a princess."

Here's Why Being A Disney Princess Would Be Super Awkward

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.25.2014 | Entertainment

There's a reason people groom themselves with combs instead of random thingamabobs. Being a Disney princess is great in the movies, but acting like...

You'd Probably Hate Your Disney Princess Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women

You might have once dreamed of being a Disney princess and doing Disney princess things with all your Disney princess friends. But the reality of ...

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

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 11.24.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 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.

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...