Brave is a 2012 Disney Pixar film about Princess Merida, an independent young woman who desires to change her fate from marriage to freedom. And as Merida learns many lessons about fate and freedom, we learn as well.
Communicate With Your Mother
Probably the most obvious lesson in the entire movie is how important it is, as a young woman, to communicate with your mother. Despite how mom’s have ultra awesome superpowers, they can’t actually read your mind. If they know how you feel, they will know how to help you.
Be In Control Of Your Own Fate
Merida is very independent, which I love. She doesn’t let stuff just happen to her, she takes control of her life. Young girls can really benefit from knowing that they control their futures overall, not other people.
There is nothing wrong with a strong, empowered woman. Mulan shows us that, and so does Merida. She is not afraid to protect herself whether with arrows, a sword, or her spirit.
Love Your Family
Before Frozen, Brave was teaching loving family over loving a man (and does it better in my opinion). The power of familial love outweighs any other, and should be found and kept in some way.
What did you learn from Brave about being a woman? Share in the comments!