Yesterday at work, I was told I looked like a Disney princess. The dream right?!
Was it because my hair was flowing magically, or I was wearing a pretty dress with my makeup on point? Nope. I don’t think I could have been further from any of these things; I hadn’t washed my hair in two days, I’d been up since 6am, no makeup and I was covered in cement dust. But several colleagues still called me Cinderella.. because I was sweeping.
Now don’t get me wrong, I still took it as a compliment! In fact, it actually cheered me up for the rest of my shift, but it did get me thinking, while we always associate our favourite Disney princesses with their beauty, we still love them in they’re not-so-glamorous moments.
We see Snow White and Cinderella dressed in rags, cooking and cleaning. Ariel, Belle and Pocahontas are devoted to their fathers, hell Mulan goes into battle for hers! Rapunzel and Anna both experience what its like to have a guy betray them (although Flynn didn’t really!), and Tiana works double shifts to save enough money to make her dreams happen. All of these everyday moments and life struggles that they handle in the same way any of us do.
Its so easy to forget these moments and just think of the princesses as pretty faces, but while yes, they are fictional characters, they’re also still people, just like us. So next time you feel a little less glamorous, just remember: you’re still an everyday princess.