Real Role Models: Representation and Diversity in the Future of On-Screen Princesses

Disney characters are considered hallmarks in a young person’s upbringing. This is to such an extent that 67% of polled Brits highlighted the importance of Disney princesses being good role models for children. However, Disney’s battling struggle with satisfying its more traditional fan base has led to a miserable lagging in terms of representing our ever-diverse society. The result: intersectional …

Once Upon a Time… A Brief (Feminist) History of the Fairytale

We’ve started the new year (and the new decade) with the age-old genre of the fairytale, retold for the modern era through the incredible stories in Little Book of Fairy Tales from Dancing Bear Publications, the book featured in our January box. The origin of the fairytale is much debated, in part because it finds its roots in the tradition …

The Princesses Who Save Themselves: Within and Without Fairytales

Society is lagging behind literature. A cruel intolerance against outspoken women pushing for reform remains strong. Meghan’s race and identity has led to her rejection. While she may have jumped, it is society’s entrenched racism and the abuse she has received which amounts to a violent push. Their retirement is owed to the intrusive coverage and bullying of a British …