The Wall Street Journal: the “Princess” archetype is powerful because it is adaptable

December 27, 2010

The “princess dream shares the mixture of openness and elitism that gives princesses their contemporary appeal. Like the superhero, the princess has a special identity and destiny. She is more than an ordinary girl. But her value is not determined by playground hierarchies. You don’t have to be popular to be a princess. You can be an iconoclast, even an outcast, but you must be worthy. You must be good. In this version, as my then-5-year-old niece once wrote me, ‘Anyone can be a PRINCESS.'”

H/T to Elena Maria Vidal

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