We’ve all grown up surrounded by Disney princesses. Whether it be Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine or Cinderella they played a big part in our younger lives. They still do today with little girls everywhere knowing all the lyrics to the songs from Frozen and movies like Moana coming out.
Over the years these princesses have become strong role models for a lot of children. We’ve seen a shift from Princesses being saved by men to more self sufficient women. Now Disney has launched a new campaign to remind all of us there are strong female role models in the real world too.
From here the “Dream Big Princess” idea began. The project showcases women and girls from around the world who are breaking boundaries in their communities. And even for adults, it’s actually very inspiring.
Disney enlisted the help of 19 female photographers from all over the world to capture portraits. The results of this were awesome and inspiring.
The women and girls involved in the project range from all sorts of areas including an aspiring Paralympian, a women who writes books about coding, and various athletes.
Want to support girls' leadership and empowerment? Like this post, or any post with #DreamBigPrincess, and Disney will donate $1 to @girlupcampaign! I’m honored to share my photos from the #DreamBigPrincess photography campaign! Wanjiku Kinuthia is a Kenyan conservation writer and communications officer for Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (@lewa_wildlife) in northern Kenya. She works with both international and local communities creating on-the-ground awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation. It has been inspiring getting to spend time with this remarkable young woman and learn what inspires her to dream big! From August 15-October 11, 2017, Disney Worldwide Services will donate US $1 for any public post of a photo using #DreamBigPrincess or like of such a post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, for a minimum donation of US $500,000 and a maximum of US $1 million to Girl Up (@girlupcampaign), the United Nations Foundation’s program supporting adolescent girls’ leadership and empowerment.
If you go to the #dreambigprincess hashtag on Instagram you can view an array of talented ladies from all around the globe.
How you can help:
This project was created in a partnership with “Girl up”. This is a United Nations Foundation project. It aims to help young girls with leadership and empowerment. So from August 15 – October 11 Disney will donate $1 to Girl up every time a public social media post uses the hashtag #dreambigprincess.