Last May my daughter and I had the opportunity to be present for Merida’s induction into the Disney Princesses.
Merida is Avery’s favourite princess and I have to say that I’m partial to her as well. I love the story of Brave and how Merida is portrayed as a strong willed and capable, although imperfect, young woman. I appreciate that there is now a Disney Princess whose story doesn’t end with her holding the arm of a Prince. I think it’s important for young women to know they have value with or without a man.
This week we were at Disney World and we found an opportunity to meet Merida and get a photo with her. Avery didn’t notice the long line or the sun and heat while we waited, she just saw her favourite princess greeting each family with enthusiasm and spunk. It was a highlight of the trip!