It’s National Adoption month/International Adoption Awareness month and the Disney vault is full of adoptees (media in general has so many adoptees). Fellow adoptee and guest Lauren joins me in deeply analyzing and discussing Disney movies Tangled and Lilo & Stitch and the spectrum of adoption tropes in Disney. Episode now available on Apple podcast,... Continue Reading →
Disney Women in STEM
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 →
Is Cruella a Redeemable Character?
Check out the latest episode of the podcast as I do a deep dive on all the versions of Cruella de Vil since her creation in the 1950s. Do you find Cruella to be a redeemable character like the new Cruella movie pushed her to be? Let me know! You can find the podcast on... Continue Reading →
The podcast is back for another season of Disney discussions! Episode 1 is now up. Come listen as my guest Ashley and I discuss makeup trends in Disney animated movies and the natural vs trashy makeup looks that princesses vs villains tend to have. You can find the podcast on Apple podcast, Google podcast, Spotify,... Continue Reading →
Disney Villain Podcast Episodes to Listen to
A bit of a misleading title but while I was on hiatus (which I do realize I forgot to mention before leaving) I was a guest on two podcasts, Higher Education and The Game of Nerds, talking about Disney villains. While you're waiting for new episodes of The Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast check... Continue Reading →
Episode 6: Female Representation in Disney Princess Films
Episode 6 is now available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Podbean! In this episode I chatted with the cohost of The Bechdel Cast podcast, Caitlin Durante, about everything DISNEY and FEMALE. Some of the topics we discussed include: How many Cinderella movies does society REALLY need?The hero's journey for womenWhy Maui is... Continue Reading →
Episode 4 Disney Princess Dating Culture
Episode 4 of The Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast is now up on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Podbean. In this episode I talk about Disney princess dating culture with the podcast’s first guests, Lauren and Chloe. Lauren and Chloe are the hosts of the Damsels in the DM podcast, your go-to... Continue Reading →
Episode 3: Aladdin’s Rogues Gallery
Episode 3 of The Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast is now up on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Podbean. Did you know Aladdin faced other villains after Jafar? Listen to Episode 3: Aladdin's Rogues Gallery to hear about my memory of the Aladdin TV Show and the villains Aladdin faced throughout.
The Wonderful World of Disney Villains Episode 2
Episode 2 of the Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast is now up! Episode 2 is all about why Disney villains are relatable (with research to back it up). Check it out on Podbean, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or Apple Podcasts!
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 →
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 →