Since news broke that Disney has penned 19-year-old Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle, as Ariel in the upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, racists have been coming out of the backwoods in rebellion. Some going even as far as making Facebook pages such as Christians Against The Little Mermaid and hashtags like #MakeArielWhiteAgain have been trending. The hate has been unbelievable. So to counteract this ignorance, we listed everything that is beautiful about a black Ariel.
Sending positives and love to you Halle. We can’t wait for you to go under the sea! And yes we will be adding to this collection as we see more.
A working journalist, entrepreneur and founder of RoyalTee Enterprises. Born and raised in Tampa, Fla. The vision of RoyalTee was inspired in 2015 by Alexia’s ambitions to return to her passion for creative writing and publishing and create a platform to showcase the excellence of minority women across the country through professional, personal and social ventures.