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Evolution of the Disney Princess

2021

Evolution of the Disney Princess

The Evolution of the Disney Princess: According to Maui in Moana, "you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick; you're a princess.” The argument around a generic stereotype depicting Disney Princesses has become so pervasive, it has even made its way in a few of their films.

Disney enthusiasts, who have followed and studied the 80-year legacy of Disney Princess films, have watched it transform from frivolous flights of fancy only fitting for little girls, to progressive representations of heroines who are confident, curious, and courageous. The evolution of these films have charted a growth for female heroes.

Ariel Landrum, LMFT

Clinical Director
Guidance Teletherapy

Ariel has been running a telehealth private practice out of Reseda, California since 2016. She works with survivors of sexual assault, military members and their families, and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

Ariel is the cohost of The Happiest Pod On Earth podcast, which is part of the Geek Therapy Network.

Follow her on Instagram @airyell3000 and @guidanceteletherapy

Stefanie Bautista, MA (She|Her)

Stefanie is an educator and fangirl extrordinaire. During the day, she provides extensive programming for elementary school kids across LA, creating opportunities for low-income children to learn skills like cooking, coding, and web design, as well as creating pathways for girls to participate in a variety of sports.

In her free time, you can find her watching hours of anime, researching the history and patterns of pop culture, spinning records, and fixing up her “always in progress” Island on Animal Crossing.

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