mourning the loss of “the south”

In the past month, country groups Lady A(ntebellum) and The (Dixie) Chicks have revisited the names they’ve held for years in response to The Black Lives Matter movement and an increasing sensitivity towards racist behaviors. Splash Mountain, based on the long-forgotten and problematic film “Song of the South,” is rebranding. And Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede…

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there’s no wrong way to tell a great story

I came home on a high. I loved my Pixar ball, I loved my experiences at the Disney parks, I’d had a wonderful time with my family, and I was so excited to be home sweet home. I was also rushing to get back to life, because I had a full weekend of work ahead…

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back to the frontier

Please note, if you’ve been keeping up with my story, today’s post picks up where “I am a Ball” left off. We took a slight detour with the talismans the other day, and honestly, last week already feels like it happened a month ago, so if you need a refresher, I hope you’ll take a…

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if it makes you happy : finding + accepting your talisman

So I guess now you’re probably just wondering. . . why? Why does any of this matter? Why should we care about your experience at this D23 thing? Why are you obsessed with the Toy Story ball? Why am I even still reading this? Well, I’m about to tell you. After a good while away…

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