Had a hard time crafting a headline for this one, after all when the story lede is “Walt Disney’s Grandniece loses millions in Real Estate“, it’s difficult to stay away from the sensational. The truth is Abigail Disney is just as affected by the lousy economy as the rest of us. The Disney name does not confer some magical power to make money when the rest are losing their shirts. In fact, Walt lost everything, faced bankruptcy, and found success in risk multiple times in his life.
Frankly, I would rather have seen an article on Abigail Disney’s philanthropist efforts. Her Daphne Foundation has been making a difference in New York City’s social justice and poverty arena for almost twenty years now. She produced the award winning documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell which chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Find a screening near you.
Those interested in learning more or supporting Abigail’s causes can follow her on twitter.