have you ever come across a Latina Merida? It's something I would love to do and I've just been wondering if it's been done before

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Me & my daughter cosplaying together !


Me & my daughter cosplaying together !


This really isn’t racebending but this picture came up on  m y dash and the color of the top of her dress plus her hair color and the bow made me think of Merida

Wow, she would make such a great Merida! Thank you for submitting!


Chinese version of Rapunzel (Tangled)


Chinese version of Rapunzel (Tangled)

Okay, but it’s not just about getting paid to prance around in a princess costume



Let me tell you a story.  Once at a party, I had all the little girls sitting around me and I was asking them about their favorite parts of all the princess movies.  The birthday girl was sitting next to me, and tells me, “Princess, your skin is the same color as mine.”  I smile and agree, and try to move the game along, but she interrupts and says, “Your skin is brown and you’re a princess.  It’s the same color as mine, but you’re a princess.”

“Well, if my skin is brown and your skin is brown, and I’m a princess, then you must be a princess too.” I tell her.  And then I spent the next 10 minutes assuring all the black girls at the party that yes, they have lovely skin and yes, they can be princesses with me.

This happens at most of the parties I go to.  I have had my arm stroked, my hair patted, my skin color commented on more times than I can remember. I am not simply hired out to entertain a bunch of cute little girls dressed in poofy skirts who want to play with a big girl in a poofier skirt.  I am hired out because I am an affirmation. For these little black girls (and boys!  I’ve dazzled a few of them too) Princess Tiana is proof that for once, they can be special BECAUSE of the color of their skin, not IN SPITE OF.

Adding some of her pictures for emphasis.

We’ve featured pictures of this lovely Tiana before, but I wanted to add this post to the blog as well :)

Beauty and the Beastillustrated by Jane Ray

Beauty and the Beast
illustrated by Jane Ray




I’ve been very popular this month.  This usually doesn’t happen.


so so so important


via Orphemun Theatre

alphalez submitted:

I’m not sure if this would count as racebent since the girl singing Elsa’s part is still white, but Alex Boyé made a Africanized version of Let It Go. 

Well no, it’s not racebending, but this put such a big smile on my face that I wanted to post it anyway. Enjoy everyone!

Hi! I really appreciate your response. And I apologize for any negative tone I may have conveyed. The wordlimit for Asks meant I had to cut out the nuance in what I meant to say. I very much respect what you've been doing, and I've been following for some time. Thank you!

Ah no problem, and thank you again!