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Real Women As Disney Princesses

"I never saw myself in ONE Disney princess."

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We had a Disney illustrator create princesses based on four women who feel that they have yet to be represented in Disney movies. The results are fantastic!

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Jazzmyne didn't feel represented by the Disney princesses we've had so far. "We need to have a princess that is maybe a little bit curvier — like a normal curvier!"

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As a Latina woman, Katherine never saw herself or her culture in these fairy tales, either.

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Francesca didn't feel represented by any Disney princesses, and when she told people that she was going to be redrawn as one, they jumped to conclusions about what that meant:

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Michelle was tired of being assigned a princess that didn't even accurately represent her. "Girls would always play Disney princesses and say, 'Oh, you're Belle, you're Cinderella' — and then just kind of assign Jasmine or Pocahontas to me."

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Then we had Disney illustrator John Ramirez talk to all of our participants and get to work!

Here are the results! Jazzmyne wanted a princess who didn't marry a prince...but rather another princess.

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Princess Katherine lives in the waters off of Cuba.

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Francesca thought it would be cool to have a Filipino fairy princess that flies around the forests and jungles of the Philippines.

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And Michelle finally got to see an Indian princess.

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Great work, John! Now hopefully Disney can take it from here! ;)

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