It must have been heartbreaking when Todd Taylor’s daughter told him he couldn’t call her princess anymore because “I love it when you call me a princess but I know I am not really a real one … Real princesses were vanilla and I can’t really be a princess.”
That’s what his 7-year-old daughter Morgan told the Today show she explained to her father but now she is fighting that image so other girls don’t have the same feelings.
Morgan and her dad decided to write a book together, so other kids could learn about inspirational princesses of color, like Princess Elizabeth of Toro, who was the Ugandan ambassador to the United States, and King Peggy of Ghana, a woman chief in Ghana.
Their book, Daddy’s Little Princess, is out now, and Morgan and her dad say the response has been overwhelmingly positive, and Morgan is just happy to be spreading stories of positive role models to other little girls of color.
This is so beautiful and so needed!
The book Daddy’s Little Princess can be picked up