So I took this class called Media Culture
I talk about it all the time I know I’m sorry, it was the greatest. We talked a lot through out the semester about Disney and its influence on girls/woman/relationships and all that jazz. And a lot of the girls in my class would always argue that Disney has had no major influence on our lives, only that of nostalgia.
I realized that there is a very small group of kids from Orange County, CA and Orlando, FL who lived in a different world. We didn’t grow up with Disney, we grew up IN IT. Every Monday of every summer from age 7-14, you could find me in that park. I didn’t just watch Cinderella, I spoke with her regularly
She ended up being my 5th grade math teacher. We didn’t just play mermaids in the pool, we took lessons from Ariel herself. It wasn’t pretend tea parties with Marry Poppins, after watching the movie, I was at the table next to her with my mom.
I cant say what kind of influence Disney has had on me, But I am so lucky to have grown up in a world where Pumpkins really can turn into Carriages and everyday was an Un-Birthday celebration.