Day 24 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression

Fairy Tales

Day 24: How Fairy Tales Inspired Me

I admit without hesitation or reservation that I love fairy tales – especially the animated movie kind.

However, while some may deem them as a step backward in the journey toward female empowerment, I suggest a different perspective: Not only are these princesses beautiful, kind-hearted, and musically gifted (I had to include that one) but they exhibit personality traits worthy of admiration and adoration.

When I read the stories as a child I didn’t think, “Okay, so I need a prince to ride up and save me.” I loved reading them because they featured young women who were kind, generous, forgiving, brave, adventure-seeking, and able to both love and be loved. These were qualities I admired and were infused into the woman I am today.

There’s a reason the classic animated princess films are still my favorite – because they combine romance, a search for self, and a message that dreams can indeed come true.


**I am an Artistic Spirit! For most of my life I’ve used the creative arts as a source of spiritual exploration and healing, even though I didn’t always do so consciously. Sometimes I was the instrument creating the art and other times I was on the receiving end. The connection between art and spirituality is so significant in my life that it’s infused into everything I do. I love music, theatre, television drama series (daytime and primetime), and creative writing and find fulfillment in artistic expression of various sorts: singing, acting, and jewelry design. Throughout the next 87 days, I’ll delve into how all of the above strengthens my spirit and has saved my life on more than one occasion.**

Published by Kelly Deeny

I am a writer, singer, jewelry designer, and theatre enthusiast. I use various forms of artistic expression for personal reflection, community discussion and creative inspiration. My premiere novel encapsulates all of the above. Follow along on my journey towards an artistic career!

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