By Kelly Scott on February 04, 2018
Disney princesses are a cultural phenomenon. They've been around substantially before they were marketed together, dating back to "Snow White" as early as the 1930s. They are all drawn from earlier tales, from "The Snow Queen" (Elsa and Anna) to eponymous tales like "Rapunzel," "Beauty and the Beast," "Sleeping Beauty," "The Princess and the Frog" and "The Little Mermaid." While the earlier princesses were a little light on the agency and also universally white, they did embody some good traits, like kindness and compassion. Later princesses grew stronger, smarter, more capable and more diverse, speaking up for themselves and driving their own plots. Nowadays, little girls can look up to heroes like Tiana, Moana and Anna, who take no prisoners and make no apologies.
Whether you love the princesses or try to ignore them - no matter - you can't escape them, so it's good to know a little about each of them. Of course, once you get to know them, you'll probably discover that you have more in common with them - or at least, with a specific one or two of them - than you realized. So tell us a little about yourself and we'll see which of these cultural touchstones most resembles you!