Welcome to my 5 hour TED talk about viewing Moana as a trans self actualization journey

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Moana's frustration at trying to stop yearning for the horizon mirrors the cycle of trying to bury ones gender only to have it keep coming back and hurting us again

[security guards appear from backstage]

She lives her life according to the ideals of her rather who teaches her that it's impossible to shape her genetic legacy!

[actively being dragged offstage] SHE DISCOVERS THAT THE SYSTEM THAT KEPT HER TRAPPED WAS A LIE THANKS TO OLDER WOMEN ROLE MODELS WHO SAY HER HEART DETERMINES WHO SHE IS

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@AzureHusky But even just beyond the general themes of non-conforming and breaking out of the system:

- She struggles and quickly finds that her support structure barely exists immediately after breaking out of the system.

- Her "I'm not a princess" conversation with Maui

- Maui is a gatekeeper that she eventually wins over, but it's struggle.

- Overcoming Te-Ka relies on her seeing past another's harsh and closed off exterior as a result of abuse to show their hidden beauty.

Moana Spoilers 

@sylverfyre oh yeah I joke about a ted talk but I have feelings on the movie as a whole along this line

@AzureHusky Me toooooooooooo (as if you havent noticed.)

*starts organizing a riot against the security guards who pulled her off stage*

@aggrobadger its my favourite sincere Disney movie

(The caveat "sincere" is because Emperors New Groove is its own thing kinda)

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