“I really love Treasure Planet and it holds and place in heart. When I was in my very first relationship, I wanted to watch it with my boyfriend because he liked Disney just as much as I did and I wanted to share with him a Disney movie that was important to me. We never really got the chance to watch it together and I’m glad we didn’t because after we broke up, some things remind me of him and it makes me almost painfully sad. So I’m glad Treasure Planet wasn’t one of them”
“TRIGGER WARNING- ANOREXIA: I recently relapsed with my anorexia, and one of the few things that has kept me strong is channeling Elsa and singing Let It Go at the top of my lungs. I can’t even begin to describe my love for that character”
“TRIGGER WARNING- ABUSE: When Frozen came out, I was still recovering emotionally from a very abusive relationship. My ex, with whom I watched and discussed Disney films religiously, often guilted me for my depression and anxiety issues. I was always on edge around them, trying to be the “perfect girl” until I eventually realized nothing was good enough for them. Seeing Elsa sing Let it Go was such a huge form of peace and closure for me. I felt as though Elsa, I was finally dispelling that person from my life”
TRIGGER WARNING- RAPE/ABUSE: ”I’ve been a victim to mental abuse, physical abuse, and rape. People try to put me down all the time , but no matter how depressed or suicidal i feel , watching and singing along to Disney movies always makes me feel at peace . I love myself for who I am, and I can thank Disney movies for that”
"Watching Hercules gives me strength especially when he sings I can go the distance, because my husband is in the army. Since we can’t talk all the time and we aren’t always together, I get lonely and sad sometimes. When I feel super lonely and sad I put in Hercules to help remind myself I can make it til the day he comes home to me"
“TRIGGER WARNING-RAPE: After my sister was raped last fall, we’ve become increasingly distant. The only thing that we actually connect with is Disney. Every night, she sings “Reflection” to me, and I sing “you’ll be in my heart.” Disney has made me hope and believe my sister and I may be able to become close again through our shared love of Disney”
‘"Almost There" has helped me push threw my last year of high school. Every time I got discourage by a bad test or rude people, I’d play it to remind me to keep working hard and that I’m almost done. Singing it relaxed me and made me eager to overcome my difficulties. I cannot be more grateful for that song and the courage it gave to face the obstacles in my way"’
"I wish certain Disney fans weren’t so rabidly defensive whenever someone points out their movies’ faults. I’ve seen people calmly point out a flaw in Frozen (whitewashing, female erasure, same-face syndrome, clipped animation), only to be drowned out by angry replies making bullshit excuses to defend Disney for these things. Look, If you really love Disney, and want them to become more progressive and nurturing for future generations, you shouldn’t be afraid to call them out on their crap!"
“I’ve watched Disney Movies ever since I was a little girl, & I still love them at the age of 22. The adventurousness of belle, rapunzel & Ariel inspired me to volunteer in Lourdes France, on my own. Whenever I get scared, I look to them as a guide”
“When my last relationship ended I went to Disneyland the next day to make myself feel better. It was 1st time I went to Fantasy Faire. In the Royal Hall with Ariel, she had asked me if I had a prince charming & for a moment my heart broke but I told her that I had to let it him go. Her response was the sweetest thing anyone could have told me. She said “Well one day you will find your prince charming and he will be even more handsome” and now I have found my real prince charming. Thank you Ariel.”