Let me tell you a thing. A thing about the best character Disney has ever made (in my opinion). And how she’s in a way saving my life.
This is beautiful wonderful Elsa
Frozen isn’t a movie about the same heterosexual love that’s in 95% of the princess movies. Elsa is Disney’s representation of depression….and anxiety.
Two of the things I struggle with daily.
Frozen is about overcoming fear, overcoming the belief that you are not good enough. Elsa was terrified of her abilities, almost paralyzed at the fear of hurting others she loved since an accident when she was little. She was afraid of herself and shut everyone out.
I don’t have abilities, but I do know about hurting others, terrible child hood memories and shutting people out. For years I couldn’t have people touch me. I still shy away from contact to this day.
As Elsa grew up her fear became stronger and the mental problems are more than note worthy, coming to the point of breaking. She screams and can’t control her emotions or her power.
Shes just so afraid. I know that fear. There hasn’t been a day or night in the past few months where I haven’t cried or had a panic attack or broke down and closed myself off completely.
This is where Elsa helped me.
From somewhere deep inside herself she finds strength. Yes Anna helps later on and hits the final blow on the nail with the hammer but Anna wasn’t there when Elsa believed in herself and let her powers out to make beautiful creations.
In the song “Let it Go” she let herself become who she truly wants to be
she beat her fear