Meg Cabot Says Princesses Can Be Feminists, Too

by Samantha Baumgartner

In an exclusive interview with Yahoo! Beauty, Meg Cabot dishes on our favorite fictional princess, Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renald of Genovia, and her stance on feminism. 

Both Cabot and the character she created are proud feminists, and we at BUST couldn’t be happier. She understands the power of a princess on young women (and old), and uses it to empower our gender. In her interview, Cabot explains, “Little girls are the most disempowered group in the world, and they’re constantly told that they can’t do anything, but then they see these princesses, who are ruling kingdoms and calling the shots — how is that not empowering? It’s an important part of female culture.” 

In creating Mia, Cabot has done a wonderful thing as a feminist: she’s given girls a role model to look up to who educates and empowers. She mentions that as a feminist, you have to do more than just tweet or put on a shirt declaring your allegiance to equality, and she’s definitely done good by her statement. 

Millions of girls have read The Princess Diaries, which tackles relationship issues, teenage angst, and other problems young girls face. Though fictional, Mia is relatable and paving a way towards a positive, girl power mentality in the minds of all who cross her path. 

We salute you Mia, and you too, Meg. Here’s to fifteen years of The Princess Diaries and more to come.

Image via Facebook.


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