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So what if Disney made a movie about me…
Unlike Ariel, I would have my voice all along and it would have grown stronger.
Unlike Jasmine, I would say who I would marry and when it would happen.
Unlike Belle, I wouldn’t (and didn’t!) stay with an emotionally abusive person.
Unlike Cinderella, I wouldn’t have to fit a mold on what women are supposed to look or be like to attract a man.
Unlike Snow White or Sleeping Beauty, I wouldn’t need someone to wake me from my tired single days or rescue me from another person.
Instead, I would be the princess who wore flannel and t-shirts around the house, said what I thought, and rid myself of toxic people in my life. I would not lose myself in an attempt to find or keep a man.
Sure, there was a time when I believed in Happily Ever Afters. But we discover as we age that there is not one formula for being happy. There are both single, divorced and married people who are happy, and those of all marital statuses who aren’t. Being married does not guarantee a Happily Ever After just as being single does not mean we are incomplete.
If Disney Wrote a Story About Me, there would not be a Happily Ever After… just a Happily in This Moment.