Before I start, I should say we will see The Princess and the Frog. I have already made it clear I am no fan of princesses. Still, I am curious about the movie featuring Disney’s first black princess, and Simone and Nadia have asked to see it. One movie can’t hurt them, right? I would like to think so, but a study conducted by researchers at the University of Central Florida, which sits in Walt Disney World’s backyard, shows girls older than Simone and Nadia often define themselves based on what they see in the media. I am betting my girls will not notice Princess Tiana’s thin frame. If they do, we will have a frank discussion about it.
Read more about the study here and here.