disney hasn’t helped

These gender stereotypes, body image issues, and the general superficiality of our culture are even found in our cartoons.  Found in our fairy tales.  They hit us with this stuff right away.  The race stuff too (I’m guessing these charts were created pre-Princess Tiana).  It’s no wonder we’re so far off our center.


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
— Steve Jobs
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
— Steve Jobs


In case you hadn’t noticed, I spend a lot of time surfing the internets and I easily become addicted to entertaining websites. Thank goodness the addictions are usually short-lived.  Here’s the latest: http://weheartit.com/.  I’m still not exactly sure how it works just yet, but there are SO many fun things to look at.  This is the first picture I saw on there…

snow white wardrobeIt was love at first sight! I have a little confession to make…. I LOVE Snow White!! She’s my favorite Disney character. It’s always felt a little “wrong” for me as a (formerly) one-dropped biracial girl to love someone named Snow White. Identity issues much? I don’t think so, but I assumed everyone else would.