Where are all the Disney women in STEM at? Who loves STEM AND Disney? The newest episode of the Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast is out now! Take a listen as I talk to guest Naomi about her experience as a woman of color in STEM and her experience helping the Walt Disney Company... Continue Reading →
First Episode Up
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 →
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 →
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 →