Thursday, 29 June 2017

5 Female Disney Characters That Inspire Me


Hi lovelies! As Disney continue to make new films I think they're getting better and better at making more diverse, strong female characters. As a result there's so many Disney female characters that I look up to and draw inspiration from so I thought today I'd share five of my favourite heroines:

Ella - the live action Cinderella
Ella's unwavering kindness and optimism are so truly inspiring. Throughout the film she faces many hardships yet she's always able to pick herself back up and remain hopeful for the future. The example of this that always sticks out for me is when a local farmer comes to tell Ella that her father died on his trip away. Despite her grief and the horrible comments from her step-mother and sisters, she thanks the farmer as she understands that it must have been very difficult for him to bring her this news. That's why I want to get the quote that Ella lives by in the film, "have courage and be kind", as my first Disney tattoo. It's such a great life message.

Tiana - The Princess and the Frog
Whenever I'm lounging in bed procrastinating I always think of that bit near the start of The Princess and the Frog where Tiana comes home from one job and goes straight back out to another! Tiana is always working hard in pursuit of her dreams which is why I watched The Princess and the Frog on 1st January this year - I'm trying to make 2017 the year where I have Tiana's kind of drive to chase my own dreams!

Rapunzel - Tangled: Before Ever After
I've always loved Rapunzel but it wasn't until I saw the TV movie that accompanies the new Disney Channel show that I really started to relate to her and become inspired by her. As well as always remaining kind despite the traumas she's been through in her life, in Before Ever After Rapunzel is determined to live her life on her own terms and won't let anyone stop her from her love of exploring and experiencing new things. This is something I'm facing myself right now so I'll be drawing lots of inspiration from Rapunzel to keep myself from wavering.

Judy Hopps - Zootropolis
Like she says in the film, Judy Hopps doesn't know when to quit and even when people are stomping all over her dreams and laughing at her for them, this just makes her even more driven to achieve them. She doesn't care that the odds are stacked against her or the difficulties she faces in chasing her goals, she just keeps working hard. GIRL, YES.

Mulan
Mulan never needs saving by anyone, not Shang, nor any of the other soldiers. If anything if she's not saving herself, she's saving someone else, like the whole of China for example...! She's so strong willed and determined, and she never gives up which is a total inspiration for me.

I'm sure I'm forgetting some other kick-ass girls here so I'll likely do a part two to this in future! Which female Disney characters inspire you?

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  1. Hi Hannah! First of all I love your blog, it's very pretty and has great content! I also love this post- just yes, yes to every one of these lovely ladies! I have yet to watch Tangled: Before Ever After, but I think I will now after reading your description. And I'm so glad you included Ella and the quote "that must have been very difficult for you"- I always try to remember that to encourage me to be kinder to others, and know where they're coming from.

    I have a few posts on my blog about how I relate to Ella and the power of female heroines, if you want to check it out- no pressure though! https://littledismaid.com

    Arielle

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    1. Aaaah thank you so much lovely for your very sweet comment! I will check out your post right now! :) xx

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