Truly ICONIC! .
Tomorrow is @minniestyle rock the dots and I got ready by making sure my Mickey 90 outfit had some MINNIE flair as well. Tomorrow the exhibit also adds some Minnie flair to it and I wish I could be there! I love seeing everyone’s rock the dots creativity .
Still in awe of the exhibit and I completely think it needs to be a permanent part of the parks!! Or maybe a permanent part of my house?! Especially the plush wall 😂 #mickeymouse#mickey90#mickeytrueoriginal#rockthedots
It’s not a phase it’s a lifestyle. 🙏🏼 •
PC: I would @ you but you got me blocked.
Anyone else collect Disney plushies? 🙋🏽♀️💖
I must admit, I am very ~specific~ about the plushies I buy 🙊 I’m running out of space for all my Disney Merch as it is, so whenever I buy a new plush it’s either a special edition or my absolute favorite character ❤️ this new Mickey 90th Plush is absolutely ADORABLE ✨ I definitely wanted to get my hands on him before he disappears! Just look at that cute lil birthday hat! 😭🎂🎉
definitely NOT our dino 🙅🏻♀️🦖 swipe for a closer look at our rose gold dino institute ears!
📷: @goodeggmeredith living her best life (arent dinosaur chip & dale just the CUTEST?! 😍)
👇🏻 drop a comment & tell me what ride inspired ears you want to see next!
“A distraction is momentary, an escape helps you heal.” - @theprommusical
Four shows, two days, one perfect trip that was exactly the getaway I needed
Anastasia, The Prom, School of Rock, and Aladdin. Mickey True Original Exhibition. NBC Studio Tour. Women’s March.
I waited at the stage door for all four shows and got signed playbills + photos with the actors - meeting them adds so much to the experience and I’m grateful so many came out this weekend with it being super cold and a long show week.
My second trip to New York City has been incredible and I continue to love this city so much. I can’t wait to come back (maybe when it’s warm next time lol). And now I’m on what has turned out to be a relay race of flights spanning two days due to weather days. I’ll make it back to Terre Haute eventually after an extended layover in Orlando (convenient how that worked out 😂).
With Mickeys being all over @disneyland , it’s only right that I wear him on my jacket 😍
This is by far my favorite denim jacket, I always get stopped to ask where I got it! (I bought it on eBay btw!)
What’s everyone’s favorite part of the Mickey celebration so far? 😍 mine is definitely the food!
Today and EVERY day, support people of color in your life and on Instagram (but do not expect them to spend their valuable time educating you). Check out the awesome people I’ve tagged above to start!
Disney hasn’t been perfect when it comes to treatment and representation of people of color, particularly African-Americans.
Throughout history, African-Americans have been dehumanized and represented as animals. Commonly, people of color are associated with primates to insinuate that they are more primitive and therefore inferior.
This complicates some of the strides Disney has made with its more recent and more diverse films.
Tiana has been a role model for kids and adults (including myself!) of all skin tones, but especially for black kids. However, Princess and the Frog was criticized for having the first black princess spend most of her screen time as an amphibian.
Black Panther, while also inherently associating Africans and animals, celebrated black culture and women in a way previously unseen in mainstream films. But the film can still be seen as problematic: Killmonger’s rebellion against white supremacy is discouraged. Only a noble, less threatening black man taking a more benevolent path is acceptable. Black-on-black violence is still easier for White audiences to digest when the goal should be to make these audiences uncomfortable enough to question their role in oppressive systems.
Hopefully 2019’s release of Dumbo will see some sort of fix for the racist portrayal of African Americans in the 1941 original with crows, one of which was actually named Jim. Even though Jim Crow laws have been abolished, their intent still lingers.
2019 will also see the re-make of The Lion King with many more characters voiced by black performers than the original. Yes, this is great, but all of the characters are still animals and we will not see more black faces (the good kind) on screen.
Research shows that movies with more inclusive casts make more money. Hopefully Disney will continue to have more diverse casts and crews and move away from associating them with plots featuring animals.