I didn’t need to buy any new Disney mugs. Aside from the extensive collection I already have up on my blog, I have a decent amount I haven’t even featured yet that can be used for future “mug of the month” segments. But when I saw Disney’s new pride mug for this year I knew I needed to get in on that.
I know that Disney has faced a little bit of controversy in the news recently, but I’m happy to see that they are starting to embrace pride more and more and work to support the LGBTQ+ community. While I know they can do more, we are moving forward and I think that’ most important.
One thing I’m very happy to see this year is that their June collection is actually called the “Disney Pride Collection” and not just “the Rainbow collection” like they’ve done in years past. And it’s not all just rainbow ears and backpacks (though there’s plenty of that too!). In particular I loved this mug not only because it’s beautiful, but because of the saying on it.
The phrase on the front of the mug is “Belong. Believe. Be Proud.” We’ve also got a Mickey head on the front so there’s no doubt it’s Disney. And as an ally (and maybe someone who sort of might fall into something with that + section but hasn’t quite figured it all out yet) I love this message. Everyone should be able to be all of these things. Feel like they have a sense of belonging, believe in themselves, and be proud of who they are.
The mug itself is beautiful – of course it’s got the gorgeous rainbow colors, but they have a sort of iridescent hue to them that’s even prettier in person. It has a 3D version of the Disney D logo on the back, and the inside is a really pretty teal color. It’s nice and big too, so holds plenty of coffee for the busy mornings!
Disney has also pledged to give funds from the sales of these products to support LGBTQ+ communities. There are a number of charities and groups being supported, including The Trevor Project, GLSEN, PFLAG, and more. You can read more about that here.
What’s in my mug: I’ve actually just run out of my latest Expedition Roasters brew, so I’ll be placing an order there too. In the meantime I’m enjoying a Colombian roast coffee. We got this one from our local Colombian restaurant/market that we visited when planning my Encanto themed birthday party.
What I’m currently reading: I just finished this book called “The Answers are Within You.” It was one of those books that really spoke to me. I guess you could say it’s sort of a self-help/inspirational book, but instead of being overly cheesy like some I felt like it hit on a lot of the things that were important for me to hear and think about in my life. It covers a variety of different topics, provides some wisdom, and also has exercises like writing prompts to help you explore further. In particular I liked the views the book had on how we experience emotions, anxiety, how to look at time and what to think about overwhelm, and relationships.
What mug are you using right now? Are you a fan of my Disney Pride mug?