Cinderella: #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft

Cinderella aired on ABC Family this last weekend. I’m a sucker for a Disney marathon. Since I tend to look at Cinderella as a study in how and why people get stuck in abusive relationships, I decided to live tweet it under the #WhyIStayed hashtag in the title character’s voice. This post is a record of those tweets.


4 responses to “Cinderella: #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft”

  1. Love it! The movies always present Cinderella as largely undamaged by her years of abuse. I like the movie “The Glass Slipper” (1955). This cinderella is socially awkward, dirty, depressed, and feels worthless. She only goes to the ball because the son of the cook invites her to the kitchens with him. But, the son of the cook, is actually the prince…

    I want to write my own Cinderella story where she has to overcome years of abuse to learn to love again and slowly rebuild her self-worth.

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