Imagining — Yet Again — A New Disney Heroine

For decades, Disney has been criticized for its passive, love-struck heroines. Do the women in Black Panther and A Wrinkle In Time finally signal real change?

Meg Murray from A Wrinkle in Time and Wakandan princess Shuri from Black Panther are a far cry from the typical Disney heroine. In Meg and Shuri, we have two outspoken black girls. This, in itself is a dramatic change for the company: in the past, Disney has rarely celebrated black girls for being smart or self-assured.

Shuri invents the gadgets that her brother T'Challa (aka Black Panther) uses to save the people

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