January is always a great month for me because…
1. BIRTHDAY MONTH! and
2. It’s a month devoted to Minnie and rockin’ the dots!
But this is post is going to be about Minnie (and some Minnie inspired outfits), not my birthday shenannigans. 😉 In fact, Minnie had a “facebook worthy” life event when she received her star on the walk of fame earlier this month! And honestly, it’s about time!
Mickey got his star back in 1978, but Minnie was only nominated for her own star just a few years ago. And in the wake of the #TimesUp movement, I’m sure the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce felt pressure and saw the perfect opportunity to show support. More about how Minnie had to wait 40 years before getting her star here!
And I’ll be honest, I tend to choose Mickey over Minnie; especially when it comes to merch and disney fashion. And that’s usually because I find Minnie to be a little too girly for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got love for Minnie and everything she’s done. But when it comes to girly, I’ve mentioned in previous posts how I tend to shy away from it. When you’re a short asian and look “doll-like” in girly clothes, people tend to treat you more like a child rather than an adult.
Should I let the way others treat me deter me from wearing girly clothes? Absolutely not. But the other part of wearing less girly clothes is to limit the amount of defense I have play. If I encounter someone who starts treating me like a child, all of the sudden I have to make my case on why they should treat me like, I don’t know, a grown adult?! Yes, I have a major sweet tooth, hate going to sleep when I’m told to, and I like Disney. But that means I’m a child at heart, not an actual child.
But let’s get back to Minnie. I’m so glad Minnie finally got her star!⭐️ It was long overdue and just highlights how far behind we were in recognizing the gender disparity between Minnie and Mickey. So instead of just rockin’ the dots only in January, I’m going to try to let Minnie inspire more of my Disney outfits. Because the only thing better than representing this iconic fashionista is to shock strangers that dare treat me like a child.