Every story can have a happy ending; it’s all a matter of when you stop writing*.
Dina Goldstein has created a photo project which envisions alternate and continuing stories for some of our favorite princesses. She writes:
I explored the original brothers Grimm’s stories and found that they have very dark and sometimes gruesome aspects, many of which were changed by Disney. I began to imagine Disney’s perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues.
* I wish I could remember who I’m paraphrasing here. Google isn’t my friend. If anybody knows the author, could you drop me a note?