Describe the ups and downs you have encountered to date in your inquiry. Specifically, when you were frustrated or struggling in your inquiry, what did you do to address the situation?

So far along my inquiry, I have run into a few obstacles, although I would consider them a blessing. These obstacles have helped me uncover a new topic related to the cultural aspects of Disney movies. On the internet, I found it a little difficult finding the information I was looking for. For example, when researching ethnic/cultural behavior that is expressed in specific Disney movies, I only read articles about how Disney misrepresented the culture. Most of the information on the websites explained the issue of cultural appropriation. Although this is technically an obstacle because it is not directly helping me achieve the answer to my question, it is still useful information to have. I will definitely include this topic in my final presentation.

This website is not exactly formal or reliable, but it was still an interesting read. It describes cultural appropriation in the movie Moana. Apparently, the movie started as an appreciation for the beauty of Polynesian culture but somehow ended up with backlash for misrepresentation of Maui. It also states how the Maui costume may be offensive to people. Overall, it was an eye-opening article that can be referred to in my presentation.