The Super Strong Princess Coloring Book Breaks Down Gender Norms

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 22, 2015
References: limpan.org & bustle
Cartoonist Linnéa Johansson wants to break down the one-dimensional portrayal of Disney princesses with her new empowering coloring books. Tired of seeing the traditional princess trope relayed to young girls over and over again, Johansson set out to create an anti-princess coloring book that would appeal to boys and girls alike.

Titled 'Super Strong Princess,' the book takes 10 popular Disney characters and portrays them in a series of inspirational and imaginative roles. Johansson's empowering coloring books take the focus away from physical beauty and instead give each character action and a voice. For instance, one scene shows Belle as an intelligence female scientist, while another shows Mulan as an athletic roller derby champion. The clever and fun illustrations are a refreshing take on the Disney princesses that will resonate with women both young and old.