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Fairytale Facts and Faux Pas

Wherein some misconceptions and misunderstanding about fairy tale are addressed, clarified, and corrected by a reader and amateur folklorist.

The Real World Dark Side of Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are known to have a dark side, but their dark history goes outside the content and into the ways fairy tales have been used as propaganda.

THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT Taught Us That Fairy Tales are Necessary

Examining the disturbing, original versions of European fairytales and child development through Bruno Bettelheim's THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT.

100 Must-Read Fairytale Retellings For Adults And YA Readers

Once upon a time a reader decided to make an epic list of all the best fairytale retellings in the land. Other readers found this list and read the books that most captured their attention. Then they recommended those books to others, and they all lived happily ever after, reading until the end of their days.

How the Patriarchy Took Over Women’s Once Upon a Time

One Rioter makes connections between the #metoo movement and women storytellers in fairy tale history. Women are reclaiming their stories.

7 Intersectional Fairy Tale Retellings

Seven intersectional fairy tale retellings featuring princesses of color and LGBT relationships.

8 Non-Blonde Rapunzels

9 times out of 10, Rapunzel is shown as a blonde. Here are 8 children's books offering a diversity of Rapunzels and hair colors.

On THE GLASS COFFIN by the Brothers Grimm and A. S. Byatt

If a fairy-story immortalises, like a glass coffin, Byatt's unlocking of the Grimm's fairy tale is empowering, emancipating, and makes so much more sense.

7 Dark Fairytale Books for Grownups

7 dark fairytale books for those tired of Disney and craving the darkness of the originals. But these versions might be even more disturbing.

Queerness, Hans Christian Andersen, and The Little Mermaid

On Hans Christian Andersen's sexuality, and how he worked it into his stories.