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For every post on Instagram with the hashtag #DreamBigPrincess Disney is going to donate a dollar to the UN Girl Up Initiative.

About Girl Up

“Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, supports the empowerment of girls everywhere. Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has funded UN programs that promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries and built a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates – including Girl Up Global Advocates Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and Latin American business leader Angélica Fuentes. Our youth leaders, representing more than 850 Girl Up Clubs in 55 countries, stand up, speak up, and rise up to support the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl. Learn more at GirlUp.org.”

The Girl Up Initiative is something that I definitely support, so along with sharing a post with the hashtag on my personal Instagram and my Bookstagram, I thought that I’d make a blog post about it in attempt to raise some more awareness, as it’s not being shared as much as I think it should be.

To make the post a tad more relevant to my blog, I’m going to discuss my favourite Disney Princess, Belle.

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Belle was always the Princess that I related to the most when I was little. She loved books, was curious about the world, and didn’t really have much interest in things that would waste her time (Gaston!!!).

As I grew older, I began to realise that she was a brilliant role model. Whilst some of the Princesses are typical damsel in distresses, Belle is independent. She willingly ventures into the unknown to find her father, and sacrifices herself to save him. She’s selfless, compassionate and wants more than to just be someone’s wife.

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I was also extremely happy when it was announced Emma Watson would be playing Belle in the live action adaption of Beauty And The Beast, not only is she my favourite actress, she is also the perfect Belle. I know that some people don’t agree, but it really is a matter of opinion. Emma definitely gave justice to Belle’s character and I couldn’t be happier.

If you want to join in with this, simply post a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #DreamBigPrincess, and if you want to help raise awareness of this, you could also write a post about your favourite Disney Princess and give the campaign a mention.

A dollar might not seem like a lot, but the posts do add up and the money will make a difference. If you want to see my post, it’s at: My Post.

-Books&Belle xx

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