Be the Disney Princess You Want to See in the World: The Little Mermaid Perth Private Screening

At Sisters Healing Space, we recently had the pleasure of hosting a private screening event for ‘The Little Mermaid’ in Perth. This event held a special place in our hearts as we aimed to celebrate the bond between father figures, girl dads, and young women and girls. We wanted to highlight the positive influence of diverse Disney characters on young women and girls from minority and marginalised groups, promoting self-esteem, self-acceptance, and a sense of belonging.

As we reflect on this extraordinary evening, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for the love and support we received.

Representation matters because when you see someone who looks like you achieving their dreams, You imagine yourself doing the same. Be the Disney Princess You Want to See in the World. – Nicholah Wasarirevu

our event embraced the theme of “Be the Disney Princess You Want to See in the World.” We firmly believe that representation matters, as seeing someone who looks like you achieving their dreams can have a profound impact on your own aspirations. By showcasing diverse Disney characters and celebrating their stories, we aimed to inspire young women and girls to imagine themselves in similar roles and to believe in their own abilities to achieve greatness.

The power of seeing oneself reflected in media and storytelling cannot be underestimated. When young girls witness characters, who resemble them overcoming obstacles and pursuing their dreams, it ignites a sense of possibility within them. It helps them envision their own potential and strengthens their belief that they too can make their dreams come true.

During the Little Mermaid Private Screening event, we encouraged attendees to embrace their individuality and to celebrate their uniqueness. We wanted young girls to understand that they have the power to shape their own destinies, just like the inspiring Disney princesses they admire. We wanted all attendees, regardless of their background, to feel seen, heard, and celebrated.

Representation is not only important for minority and marginalised groups but for everyone. It teaches us to appreciate and respect diverse backgrounds and experiences.


Celebrating Father Figures, Young Women and Girls

The core theme of our event revolved around celebrating the important role that positive male role models play in the lives of young women and girls. We opened our doors to fathers, uncles, and all father figures, creating an inclusive space where they could strengthen their bond with their daughters. Witnessing the heartfelt connections and shared experiences between these loving fathers and their daughters was truly heartwarming. It reminded us of the power of love and support in shaping young lives. We are truly grateful to have Aaron and Qunita from Self Made Indigenous Cooperation join our event and Aaron’s words of wisdom and inspiration to fathers and father figures.

Fundraising and Community Engagement:

Beyond the celebration of love and diversity, our private screening event also served as a fundraiser. Sisters Healing Space is dedicated to supporting initiatives that empower young women and girls, and this event allowed us to contribute to these important causes. Our aim is to distribute ‘Sis You Are Crowned’ Inclusive care products to young people in remote communities, women in shelters, and children in care. Additionally, we will be hosting ‘Sis You Are Crowned’ hair care workshops, empowering young women and girls to embrace their crowns!

We believe that every individual deserves to feel confident and proud of their natural beauty, and through these initiatives, we are working towards that goal.

Furthermore, our ‘Sis You Are Crowned’ hair care workshops will provide a nurturing and empowering environment for young women and girls. These workshops will focus on self-care, self-acceptance, and embracing their unique hair textures. By equipping them with the knowledge and tools to care for their hair, we aim to boost their self-esteem and help them embrace their crowns with pride.

The Little Mermaid Private Screening event was a true testament to the celebration of love, diversity, and positive male role models.. The magical atmosphere we created, along with the heartfelt connections between fathers and their daughters, exemplified the beauty of family bonds. We are immensely proud of our community for their involvement and generosity in making this event a success. At Sisters Healing Space, we are committed to continuing our efforts in empowering young women and girls, and we are grateful for the opportunity to share this unforgettable evening with everyone who attended.

Thank You For Your Support! A Huge Thank You To Palace Cinema’s Perth

Nicholah Wasarirevu CEO/Founder of Sisters Healing Space
Author: Nicholah Wasarirevu CEO/Founder of Sisters Healing Space

Nicholah is a highly experienced Black African Social Worker, Therapist, and Mental Health Clinician who is also currently pursuing a PhD. Her research is focused on decolonising mental health practices and examining the impact of racial trauma. With more than five years of experience in the human services and mental health sector, Nicholah recognised the lack of culturally safe and affirming healing and wellness spaces for First Nations, Black and Women of Colour. In response, she founded Sisters Healing Space in 2020. Sisters Healing Space is a nationwide therapist and wellness directory and mental well service platform dedicated to promoting healing and wellness for Sisters’ of all ages. Its mission is to provide access to culturally safe and affirming services, destigmatise mental health within the community and promote generational healing.