• fairy tales

    Where are all the moms?

      The mother is nowhere to be seen in most fairy tales and fables. Fairy Tale Mothers (and some not so much…) In Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid, the mothers were all dead, and in some, the fathers too. Even in (not so fairy) tales like Harry Potter, or Spiderman, their parents had both died. If Cinderella’s mom was alive… there would be no story to tell, but one of a happy girl with two loving, but poor, parents. If Snow White’s mother were around… the king would have never married the wicked stepmother. Snow would have led a charmed, adored life. Picture if Belle’s mother…