Feminist Disney, While I am a white cisfemale, and have seen...
While I am a white cisfemale, and have seen representations of my background in Disney (I’m Irish, and Merida being my new favorite princess), there’s parts of me that aren’t represented.I was born with a cleft lip and palate and was left with an unsymmetrical nose and a deep scar on my upper lip after eight surgeries since birth. Growing up, I always wondered what I’d look like if I wasn’t born with this “burden.” I always saw beautiful women in media, Disney included, but I never felt I was one of them. In recent years, I’ve become more confident with my looks, and I don’t see my scar as a burden anymore, but now I have a goal: I want to inspire younger generations through my art and show them that they’re beautiful, no matter what “flaw” they have or what society and media will tell them. I plan to go to school for Illustration, intern at Disney, and hopefully work at Disney/Pixar as a storyboard artist. Maybe then I can bring diversity and intersectionality to one of the most influential companies worldwide. A girl can dream, right?
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While I am a white cisfemale, and have seen representations of my background in Disney (I’m Irish, and Merida being my new favorite princess), there’s parts of me that aren’t represented.
I was born with a cleft lip and palate and was left with an unsymmetrical nose and a deep scar on my upper lip after eight surgeries since birth. Growing up, I always wondered what I’d look like if I wasn’t born with this “burden.” I always saw beautiful women in media, Disney included, but I never felt I was one of them. In recent years, I’ve become more confident with my looks, and I don’t see my scar as a burden anymore, but now I have a goal: I want to inspire younger generations through my art and show them that they’re beautiful, no matter what “flaw” they have or what society and media will tell them. I plan to go to school for Illustration, intern at Disney, and hopefully work at Disney/Pixar as a storyboard artist. Maybe then I can bring diversity and intersectionality to one of the most influential companies worldwide. A girl can dream, right?

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  1. staacejones reblogged this from feministdisney and added:
    So true! I know of one person in the filming industry who has cleft lip but you can hardly tell. Im still yet to see...
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    I LOVE this sentiment! You all know how I’m always going on about wanting more cleft representation in media. I would...
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    Thank you for posting my submission :’) And id like to point out that I know Merida is Scottish. Being Irish and a part...
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  11. bag-o-dani said: Merida is Scottish, not Irish.