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Disney & ELLE Magazine join forces to celebrate real-life heroes and heroines

Disney’s “Ultimate Princess Celebration” is in full-swing and continues with a partnership with ELLE Magazine to celebrate real-life heroes and heroines who embody the goodness, kindness, bravery and other characteristics of Disney’s beloved princesses.

Gone are the days when “Disney Princess” only meant a beautiful young girl gazing out the window waiting for her prince to come and save her from her current status or circumstances.

Today, “Disney Princess” is often synonymous with “ground-breaker” and “earth-shaker” and “forward-thinker.” Just look at Moana’s determination to find food for her people, even if it meant putting herself in harm’s way. Mulan was the picture of courage and sacrifice, heading off to war so her father wouldn’t have to.

Mulan (Photo Credit: Disney)

Even Belle was a quick-thinker and a heroine, sacrificing her own freedom and well-being so her father could go free–but remaining strong, even in the face of Beast’s angry temper–until she was once again free–and on her own terms.

ELLE Magazine will profile the “Modern Heroines,” those who embody many of these traits and use their determination and motivation to make the world a better place for others.

The September issue is on newsstands now, and it profiles four women who embrace the spirit of a Disney Princess in their everyday lives. Read about Eva Longoria, Misty Copeland, Amanda Nguyen, and Padma Lakshmi.

Additional issues will follow through April 2022, profiling 10 more “Princess Heroes” who have gained wisdom from Disney Princesses and use that wisdom and insight to help others and encourage them to embrace those inspiring characteristics as well.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!