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Brave hits theatres this Friday, June 22nd. Photo: Apple
Jasmine, Snow White, Cinderella, Belle. Disney movie heroines were easily the entertainment highlight of my childhood. As I was growing up, their fantastic worlds, awesome adventures, and picture-perfect happy endings shaped my sense of what was possible. For me, the female leads represented what it meant to be an adult woman. I dressed up as Disney princesses for Halloween: for all intents and purposes, I wanted to be them. Now, looking back, I realize the the stories set (much) less than realistic expectations, with a brand of femininity that wasn’t worthy of worship.