When I was little the Disney princesses were the luckiest ladies in the word. They got to live in exotic palaces and get swept off their feet by handsome, perfect men who had white horses, impeccable skin, magic carpets and perfect muscles chiseled by Disney himself.
What happy endings they all had. Meanwhile, the boys at my school were chasing me around the playground until I fell in tears, stealing my chocolate milk, wiping their disgusting boogers on walls, farting in sleeping bags and just being…un-prince like.
As soon as I discovered that princess-life was not going to be in my near future I became uninterested in their magical worlds and switched my focus to the depressing lives of “real people” on MTV.
Then I came across what really happened to those princesses I emulated for every Halloween. Just as Hollywood would have wanted, Dina Goldstein has captured the essence of human nature in her series called, “Fallen Princesses.”