With the passing of Carrie Fisher, her fans have made sure her legacy lives on by reminding us of how openly she talked about mental health, celebrating the way she raised her daughter, Billie Lourd, "without gender" and honoring her major role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise.
Fisher’s fans now want the actress's iconic Leia to be honored in a new way: by becoming a Disney princess. If you don’t remember, the recent Star Wars revival, which featured Fisher, happened because Disney bought the rights to the film series. A Change.org petition with over 37,000 signatures has been made to demand that Princess Leia claim her place among other Disney royalty.
Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, released a statement after Fisher’s death, saying, “Millions fell in love with her as the indomitable Princess Leia; she will always have a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans as well as all of us who were lucky enough to know her personally.”
Princess Leia fought for the Resistance alongside her brother, Luke Skywalker; her lover, Han Solo; and furry giant, Chewbacca. Leia even went on to gain the title of general and serve as a leader of the Resistance. Girls of all ages need to know that they can overcome massive odds, fight alongside the boys, be the hero of their story and still be a princess.