I have a friend who is a princess. After waiting for years she married a fine prince, bought the dream home, and adopted the designer cat. Some would say she was lucky, but these stories do not always have Disney endings. Not all princesses can get what they want, and the current political and social climate means it is well worth reflecting on the histories and impacts of the role-model princess - after all Brittney Spears made her debut on the Mickey Mouse Club.
S. Ballard, "Dirty Princesses", 2008, Dunedin Public Art Gallery Dunedin, NZ.