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After ‘Happily Ever After’

Posted in Interest, Life by thisisanexperiment on June 21, 2009

In case you don’t recognise her, she’s Belle, Disney Princess.

For more in the series, click here! It’s quite an awesome concept.

As a young girl, growing up abroad, I was not exposed to Fairy tales. These new discoveries lead to my fascination with the origins of Fairy tales. I explored the original brothers Grimm’s stories and found that they have very dark and sometimes gruesome aspects, many of which were changed by Disney. I began to imagine Disney’s perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues.

I always thought that Fairytales and romance novels start kids off with the uber idealistic notions of life. But maybe that’s how kids should be.

Shrugs.

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