The Anti-Cinderella Campaign

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Anti-Cinderella.” — I was engaged in a conversation with an American UN Peace Corps Volunteer for Education in my high school alma mater when I first heard of this term. She, an enthusiastic woman whose advocacy is creative writing, was relating to me how surprised she was to find that storytelling activities at the high school level still involved telling the story of Cinderella.

We’re kind of anti-Cinderella,” she explained. “We don’t want to promote the idea that you need a prince to save you from misery and make it in life.”

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When I first heard the term at that time —anti-Cinderella— I must admit, I felt a wee bit part of me die somehow. You can imagine the princess-wannabe part of me—that part ingrained and nurtured by so many princess fairy tales I read…

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