Why does it seem like everyone forgets about Kida, Pocahontas, and Mulan? All 3 of those princesses, though mostly forgotten, were never trying to find love, though they did find it in the end. Kida wanted to help her people/learn more about how to help them. Pocahontas also wanted to help her people and also wanted to stop a war from breaking out. Then Mulan wanted to find out who she really was/wanted to make her father proud of her. Everyone forgets about these wonderful princesses and it’s a shame because their strong, beautiful, and smart; plus they can kick some butt.
Also Belle, who acted on the basis of saving her father. And Tiana, who wanted to own a restaurant (and then shortly after her main motivation becomes I don’t want to be a frog anymore). And Rapunzel, who wanted to see the lights and the world and get out from her mothers crazy grasp.
^True. Sure, she was probably one of the only ones who didn’t have any romantic interest whatsoever throughout her movie, but she was certainly not the only one to act outside of romance.