Ever since I was a young girl, I found myself covetous of all of the heroic Disney princesses who were able to go on adventures and chase after their dreams. This admiration stems from the fact that these women, although fictional in nature, never seem afraid of facing their foes and going after what they believe is rightfully theirs. I've always been intrigued by how these women fight against the “damsel in distress” label sewn onto their metaphorical backs. While some people may proclaim that Disney portrays females in a negative light, I believe that the depiction of these heroic Disney princesses is purely admirable.
From an objective stance, there is no doubt in my mind that there is no other contender more deserving of a spot on this list of heroic Disney princesses than Mulan. As a strong-willed fighter, she never hesitates when casting off her family's wishes in order to pave her own way in life. She taught me the valuable lesson that women are just as capable as men are! Mulan never turns her back on anyone, even when her own comrades don't believe in her. If that isn't heroic and brave in itself, then I don't know what is!