Should little girls be encouraged to idolize princesses? Probably not. But for her series Asian American Disney Princesses, Kim Navoa considered an alternate reality where our best-known princesses look different.
Navoa, a Filipino American, staged a shoot that reimagines the heroines of her childhood. “I grew up loving Disney movies, but also kind of feeling there would always be a divide between me and those people I was watching,” she told HuffPost. “It’s not that we don’t like Rapunzel and Ariel because they’re white. That’s a criticism I’ve heard a lot. We just wanted to focus on the ones that we had the hardest time connecting with, no matter how much we enjoyed the stories.” […]