My research aims to show the older generation of Disney princesses' problems and how they are changing the narrative to give girls more agency. In some research, I have learned that 'Disney Princesses represent salient, powerful, attractive characters who tend to be portrayed as conforming to gender stereotypes and are rewarded for their gendered behavior' (Coyner, para9). Most girls identify with older princesses like Snow White or Cinderella than newer ones who give women more agency. I believe this is a topic that needs to be discussed more because it significantly affects girls and their identities. It is something that I feel most people disregard because they aren't real princesses, but they are woven into almost everything.
Carter, Miranda, "Disney Princesses and Gender Expectations" (2021). Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 154.