Possible candidates for a WOC Disney Princess

Queen Liliuokalani: Hawaiian princess during the 1800's who must defend her land from a scorned volcano spirit that swears to destroy all of Hawaii.
Princess Kaguya: Japanese folktale princess who is raised by the emperor and soon discovers her inherent alien abilities as a resident of the Moon, deals with social exclusion while simultaneously butting heads with a kitsune.
Calamity Jane: Native American non-princess a la Mulan who deals with mystical creatures she must defeat while on the Western Frontier because she is the only one who knows the dangers of the land (like Wendigos and Cactus Cats).
Maria Pistolas: Hispanic non-princess who rescues unjustly arrested revolutionaries during the Mexican Revolution against Spain.
Queen Hatshepsut: Egyptian pharaoh who is cursed to become a wolf at night by the Egyptian gods and must discover a cure after realizing she has killed her entire family and become monarch.
Princess Romanework: Ethiopian princess who must venture into Italy in hopes of escaping death due to being a twin and experiences culture shock.
Urduja: Warrior queen (Datu) of a tribe in Pangasinan, the Philippines, who welcomed explorer Ibn Battuta to her land and had hopes of going on an expedition to India.

I know part of the problem, of course. The disorientation, the distraction, the difficulty focusing—all classic Phase One signs of deliria. But I don’t care. If pneumonia felt this good I’d stand out in the snow in the winter with bare feet and no coat on, or march into the hospital and kiss pneumonia patients

Lena Haloway, Delirium

Symptoms of Amor Deliria Nervosa


preoccupation; difficulty focusing

dry mouth

perspiration, sweaty palms

fits of dizziness and disorientation

reduced mental awareness; racing thoughts; impaired reasoning skills


periods of euphoria; hysterical laughter and heightened energy

periods of despair; lethargy

changes in appetite; rapid weight loss or weight gain

fixation; loss of other interests

compromised reasoning skills; distortion of reality disruption of sleep patterns; insomnia or constant fatigue

obsessive thoughts and actions

paranoia; insecurity


difficulty breathing

pain in the chest, throat, or stomach

difficulty swallowing; refusal to eat

complete breakdown of rational faculties; erratic behavior; violent

thoughts and fantasies; hallucinations and delusions


emotional or physical paralysis (partial or total) death

If you fear that you or someone you know may have contracted deliria please call the emergency line toll-free at 1-800-PREVENT to discuss immediate intake and treatment.

Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. That’s bad enough. The Book of Shhh also tells stories of those who died because of love lost or never found, which is what terrifies me the most.


❝ I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited. ❞

Jorge Luis Borges (via greatauthorquotes)

❝ I’m oxygen and he’s dying to breathe. ❞

Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me  (via iapprovethispost)


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❝ What matters to you defines your mattering. ❞

— An Abundance of Katherines

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