Disney Princess Sofia, Not so Diverse
By Danielle Hrachovec
Sofia, an auburn-haired blue-eyed little girl, featured only on the Disney channel, was rumored to be the first Latina princess in Disney history. But, as it turns out, she is actually just the white girl we all thought she was.
When I first heard that Disney was getting a Latina princess, I got embarrassingly excited. I said, 'Oh my gosh, this movie will be suh-weet!' And then I read more. This is not a “Disney Princess". The Disney Princess franchise (which is already controversial in the feminist community) consists of characters from full-length feature films. All of the characters are (for lack of a better term) adult young women who face some “adversity.” The only thing Sofia has going for her is that Sofia is a princess. She is about five years old and only will only be seen on the Disney Channel. (Of course she is a part of a “mini princess” series… excuse me as I vomit at the enforced gender roles from an even younger age.