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Women (and men) gathered across the globe last weekend to mark one year since the powerful Women’s March that coincided with the inauguration of a certain commander-in-chief. There were some pretty amazing, witty, and inspiring signs and posters – but the best thing was a group of thirteen-year-olds at the Los Angeles march, who decided to go as Disney princesses with their own defiant twist.

As first spotted by Brianna Sacks of BuzzFeed News, the group decided to take a few of the best-known lines sung by their beloved princesses and make them relevant to the March. Take a closer look at the photos, and you’ll spot such gems as, “I will not let it go” in the spirit of Elsa’s Frozen, “Pixie dust will not fix this” in reference to Peter Pan’s Tinkerbell, and perhaps our favourite, “Bright young women, sick of swimming, ready to stand”, channeling Ariel of The Little Mermaid.

One of the group, Ava, who was moonlighting as Sleeping Beauty, told Sacks the thinking behind this display, “We’re sick of being seen as princesses so we made our own take on it.” The group also featured a Belle look-alike, with a witty sign: “This is 1 beast of a problem,” as well as Star Wars’ Princess Leia. Her sign? “Don’t touch my buns.” Sleeping Beauty kept simple with “Stay woke.” Right on, ladies.

It’s great to see the younger generation make connections between the representations of femininity they see on screen and the wider cultural, political landscape, using this moment to get actively involved. We can’t wait for more.

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