Here’s my idea, and I need your feedback. It’s hard to find a little girl that doesn’t think affectionately of the disney princesses and want to be one. The main problem with that, is that princesses don’t really do anything except look pretty and fall in love.
So, my idea is to create a coloring book with disney princess look-a-likes actually doing stuff. Research shows that as kids are exposed to media characters, they have a hard time breaking those characters out of the storyline they’ve seen (Bob only builds, Princesses don’t). A coloring book with those actual characters doing other things will be proof that those characters do other things (at least that’s my hope).
Now I just need to decide what they do. Here are some ideas, let me know which ones you like the most or if you have other suggestions for activities or which Princesses should do what. (I’ll probably only do 10)
Jasmine leading a protest
Belle as an architect doing math on a chalkboard for an addition to the castle
Ariel in mermaid form with hammer building a dock
Tiana rock climbing
Snow White coaching a football team
Cinderella bench pressing
Pocahontas as President
A Prince cooking and cleaning
Mulan doing surgery
The obvious goal is to break gender roles and provide examples to young girls who are already enthralled with these princesses as role models, to see them modeling the vast possibilities of careers and pursuits that we want our young girls to know they can pursue.
P.S. I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, but I know you still love me :)