Disney Princesses as modern day career women

If Disney Princesses were living in the 21st century, then these could definitely be their chosen professions.

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The Disney Princesses have been an inspiration to many since their first member, Snow White, was introduced in 1937. Their kindness, optimism, and courage, among many other principled qualities, have made them role models to children. And for these iconic characters to continue inspiring people, especially the new generation, top-notch graphic artist Matt Burt teamed up with Simple Thrifty Living to reimagine them as modern day career women.

The illustrations below reinterpret the Disney Princesses as professionals succeeding in various fields traditionally dominated by men — a decision made by Burt in the hope of making little girls realize at an early age that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up.

#1 Ariel as a pop star and record producer

Ariel as a pop star and record producer
Photo Credit: Matt Burt for Simple Thrifty Living

Ariel took her passion for singing to the next level when she released her song Part of Your World as her debut single. The power ballad, which expresses Ariel’s strong desire to become human, became a huge hit, giving the Princess of Atlantica her first ever multi-platinum award. But her success in the music industry doesn’t stop there, as she now works as a producer at her own label, Seven Seas Records.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”