This past week, kids young and old everywhere celebrated Halloween. It amazed me at the throngs of girls who found a strong woman role model to imitate. It seems a movement has begun. Thank you Moms, all over the planet, who are teaching your children well. Embrace your strengths. Encourage theirs. We have plenty of ways to find inspirations. With Disney’s help, too.
We all know the Disney “princesses.” Recently, a friend suggested I watch the Disney animated film Moana because it has a strong female lead and a deep spiritual connection and no princess. Ellen is a hero of mine because of her kind heart and Finding Dory was a natural choice to go see when it came out. Of course, Disney has always shown great care and respect for its many female characters. And there are many who are not princesses. Here, “princesses” are nowhere to be found.
In this post, I include Finding Dory’s little fish tale because of the impact I’ve seen it has had on Ellen’s many fans, both young and old. Keep on swimming and a positive attitude is what we all are challenged with daily. Ellen keeps it simple in her kindnesses.
Moana had more references to our pasts and the hope of the future in her wise grandmother’s words. As a young girl, growing up on a tropical paradise, what else is there to yearn for? Yet Moana hears a “siren’s call” beyond the reef, away from her known safety. Once she sails where she’s warned not to go, the currents and winds swiftly carry her into the unknown. Fearlessly, she journey’s on and learns lessons to give to her people upon her return home.
Faith! This is where hope lives. Long live Disney. For 50 years they have entertained us with stories of hope and courage. What are your favorite animated Disney heroine’s? Do you have a Halloween picture of a “little’s” inspirational role model costume? They are what give me hope! How about you?