How Far I'll Go: Why Disney's Moana is more than just a feminist hero

Whenever someone mentions how great Disney’s Moana is, I get weirdly proud. I puff my chest out and hold my head up high taking credit as if I was involved in the movie’s development. The fact is, the movie has had a huge impact on my own personal development.  

So, what do I a living human woman have in common with a fictional animated Disney character called Moana?

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How To Enter A National Competition and Be A Happy Loser

If you had told me 8 weeks ago I would be one of the 5 finalists to replace Marc Fennell as the Triple J film reviewer I would have told you to put down the crack pipe or stop swinging from power lines. See, I was in the midst of what the kids' call an existential life crisis. Maybe it was the lack of protein talking from my newly found vegetarian life but I was convinced I wasn't good enough at anything I was doing and therefore, I just wasn't good enough. I watched people around me kicking life goal after life goal and, all I was doing was sitting on the bench running oranges. I desperately wanted to runaway to some idyllic island paradise and pour bucket after bucket of mojitos on my problems because, mature adult retaliatory response.   

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Defending the Interests of Teenage Girls

“How can you say young girls don’t get it?" Harry said. "They’re our future. Our future doctors, lawyers, mothers, presidents, they kind of keep the world going”.

I’m 30-years-old and when I read Harry Styles’ comments my inner teenager started doing cartwheels. It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of boy bands.

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