Disney princesses can learn a lot from Leia — "official" princess or not.
For decades Princess Leia of the Star Wars universe has been a feminist icon.
She's connected fathers with their daughters, she's shown women how being fierce and smart and strong can be the best possible thing.
That's just one of the reasons why the death of Carrie Fisher, who gave life to the role, has hit the world so hard.
We need our princess. We miss her.
Now, her fans are asking the Star Wars parent company, Disney, to make Leia an official Disney princess.
The petition posted on Change.org reads as follows:
“After the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher, we feel that it is only fitting for Disney to do away with the rule that an official Disney princess must be animated. This would be a wonderful way to remember Carrie and a welcoming to one of Disney’s new properties that is beloved by millions.”
I signed the petition as soon as I finished reading it.
While I adore each and every Disney princess in her own right, there's no doubt in my mind that having Princess Leia in their midst would change the world for the better.
Just think of all the amazing advice she could give!
In honor of Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia, I've imagined what she would have to say to some of our other favorite Disney princesses.
"I get it. Controlling fathers suck. But let's talk about what a 'bad dad' really is. Mine literally wants to blow up planets and enjoys nothing more than choking to death those who irk him. Your dad just wants you not to be killed by humans. It could be worse. Ask my brother about his hand if you don't believe me."
"You and I both know that you can learn valuable lessons living in hiding so that randoms don't decide to kill you just because of like, who your dad is and some shit he happened to do. I have found the key to surviving the loneliness is to watch lots of YouTube hair tutorials. You think braided buns like this just happen? Incorrect."
"I'm going to tell you something I wish someone had told me years ago. Get used to men taking credit for your work and being generally helpless. I can't help but notice that you seem to have no issue helping dudes figure things out, and that's fine, but it's 100% okay to call them out on their idiocy every once in a while. In the end, they'll respect you for it."
"Fly boys, amiright? Aladdin may say he's reformed but he's got street rat in his blood. Take it from me, if you can't love his roguish bad boy ways as much as you love his diamond in the rough heart of gold, it's better to end things now. Lovable rascals who excel at flying are clearly babes, but they DO NOT make dating easy."
"I lost my mom too, and while I didn't have to put up with bitches like your step sisters, I have spent most of life trying not to murdered, so I get it, being an orphan is tough. This prince seems like a decent dude, but I suggest learning how to do something other than talk to animals and keep the house clean. You have to be able to rely on yourself in a bind, girl."
6. Snow White
"So you got a little bit poisoned, so what? Shake it off. You've got a great support system in place and a prime hideout at the home of the dwarves. Why not put your marriage plans on hold and retreat to the woods to plot rebellion and steal back the crown that is your birthright?"
"Books are all well and good, I love and support well-educated women, but it's beyond worrying to me that you've isolated yourself with this hairy, abusive, tyrant! Sure, he loves you, sure, he's been cursed. But in my experience, giant furry grunting male animals tend to be little more than cock blockers."