First episode of the Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast is up on Podbean, Spotify, and Google podcast! Join me as I talk about Disney villain stereotypes, representation in media, the Disney hero story and lack of the villain story, and why diverse representation matters for those who are often represented in media. http://www.podbean.com/ei/pb-sn43n-f53385 https://open.spotify.com/show/587Oo0kiQGZYeFXGnpPTeT... Continue Reading →
Favorite Disney Villain(s)
**Opinion Post** I have quite a few Disney villains that I love for different reasons. After doing Disney villain professional development workshops, presentations on Disney villains, and a Disney villain blog you think someone would have asked me which villain is my favorite. Here's a list of some of my all time favorite Disney villains... Continue Reading →
I started a podcast! Something I’ve actually been wanting to do for awhile. You can check it out in the link below or on Spotify! The Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast: https://wwofdisvillains.podbean.com https://open.spotify.com/show/587Oo0kiQGZYeFXGnpPTeT https://feed.podbean.com/wwofdisvillains/feed.xml
Back to Play
I originally started this blog for a capstone project for grad school. Now, over a year later, I’m a mother of a 5 month old infant, working full time and trying to intellectually stimulate myself during COVID and quarantine. It may seem like a lot but after finishing grad school while working full time I... Continue Reading →
Disney Princesses: Role Models or Anti-Models?
With all the recent Disney remakes it's like the 1980s and 1990s movies we all grew up with are coming back again as live action remakes. Growing up as a 90s kid I was the biggest Disney Princess (and Aladdin) fan girl. I was so infatuated with Princess Jasmine as the first princess of color... Continue Reading →
The Shift of Power, Privilege, and Authority in Disney Heroes and Villains
In growing up and watching all the classic Disney animated movies (not including Pixar) I was and still am an absolute fan girl of Disney characters, particularly Princess Jasmine and the magic carpet from Aladdin. [**Side note: I just watched the new Aladdin movie and am blown away with the strong female leadership and empowerment... Continue Reading →
It’s All About Perspective Part 2: What if Disney Heroes were actually Disney Villains in Disguise?
This is part 2 of a 2 part blog post. In part 1 I looked at the definition of media stereotypes and examined media stereotypes in relation to Disney animated villains. In part 2 I want to have some fun and take a look at what it would be like if the Disney heroes we... Continue Reading →
It’s All About Perspective Part 1: Disney Villain Stereotypes
This is part 1 of a two part blog post. In this post I'll be exploring the definition of media stereotypes and how they relate to Disney animated villains. In part 2 I'll change up the audience perspective by looking at what Disney heroes would be like as villains and what Disney villains would be... Continue Reading →
What Defines a Disney Villain from your Average Villain?
This is something I've asked in every single Disney themed diversity workshop I've facilitated. What separates a villain like the Joker or Voldemort from a Disney villain like Captain Hook, Ursula, or Mother Gothel? This usually stumps people but slowly answers and ideas start to pop up around the room. "They wear lots of black""They... Continue Reading →
First Post: Once Upon a Time…
Thank you for joining me! My name is Kaytie and I am an avid Disney fan. I grew up watching Disney movies and the Disney channel TV shows and to be honest I could never watch the Disney hit movie Aladdin quite enough times. In 2017 I decided to pursue my masters degree in cultural... Continue Reading →