My child has a huge collection of Disney princesses. She just doesn’t remember their names, she even remembers each and every minute details about them.
But, I don’t want her to get too involved with them because I don’t want her to believe that the life is about just falling in love with your prince.
Till recently, that’s what the story of Disney Princesses have been. And, then Disney shook things a bit in movies such as Frozen and Moana, where both Elsa and Moana don’t chase love in form of Prince. While we wait for Disney to come up with such princesses, who fight for real and important issues, Matt Burt, a graphic designer has imagined what Disney princesses would look like if they are realistic. What if they focus on pursuing a career they’re passionate about?
1. Moana as a Navy Officer
“The sea has always called to Moana. What it taught her is that she is a natural leader, guiding her people and returning them to their ancient voyaging traditions. Using these strengths, Moana has excelled in the Navy, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander. She has been awarded multiple honors during her services, such as two Navy Achievement medals and a National Defense Service Medal. With such a successful start, there’s no telling how far she’ll go in her career.”
2. Elsa and Anna turned into climate change scientists
Matt wrote of the sisters:
“Elsa, Anna, and the citizens of Arendelle know a few things about the effects of climate change. While their companion Olaf may love summer, the sun, and all things hot, Anna and Elsa recognize what a rising global temperature might mean. They have dedicated their careers to studying climate change and presenting accurate, well-sourced information.”
3. Tiana is a leading chef and restaurateur
According to Matt:
“Growing up and being inspired by her father’s love of cooking, Tiana has always known what she has wanted to do. She now stands at the top of the culinary world, winning the James Beard Award and owning one of the most popular restaurants in the country. Every day she digs a little deeper, trying out new dishes and experimenting with new recipes and flavors.”
4. Ariel is a successful pop star and record producer
“Ariel has always excelled in music, having natural talent and a passion for singing. Considered the best of her talented sisters, Ariel took her skills and made it her career. She went multi-platinum with her single, “Part of Your World,” and now both writes her own music and is a producer at her own label, Seven Seas Records.”
5. Princess Jasmine has joined UN as an Ambassador
“Jasmine has always fought for what’s right and for change where it is needed — she’s not a prize to be won. A natural politician, she now advocates for her country of Agrabah at the United Nations. One of her primary initiatives is protecting women’s rights by ensuring that women are treated fairly across the globe.”
6. And, finally, Princess Aurora as a coffee company CEO
“Aurora knows how hard it is to wake up. After being awoken from her enchanted sleep, Aurora made it her career to help others stay awake — and what better way to do that than coffee! Aurora is the founder and CEO of Spinning Wheel Coffee, one of the leading coffee chains in the nation.”
To our kids, the Disney princesses have become so much more than just characters in movies. These illustrations might inspire our daughters to find a career that they love and a career that makes a difference. Hope we will have more projects like these!