The social dilemma of a Latina princess in the 21st century
Disney just announced its first Latina princess. The animated TV series called Elena of Avalor is set to premier next year. Disney describes the new character as living in a quote “enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore.” We wondered what this might mean -- or not - for the Latino community. Frances Aparicio is here to help us make sense of this. She’s a professor of Spanish and Portuguese, and she heads the Latina and Latino Studies Program at Northwestern University.
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