Artist Creates Body Positive Disney Princesses

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Credit: Instagram @neoqlassicalart

Disney has made strides towards diversity and inclusion in recent years, with their first Black and Polynesian princesses in Tiana and Moana. However, the Mouse still sometimes comes under fire lacking body positive Disney princesses that reflect the body image of the average consumer.

That’s where @NeoqlassicalArt, or Crystal comes in. This artist aims to present each iconic Disney character as a plus size princess through some amazing artwork. It’s well known that young boys and girls can suffer from worrying about their body shape, though the problem is a bigger issue for women.

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Crystal aims to give kids a body positive role model using the ever-popular Disney Princess franchise. Any young woman will be able to look at their favorite Disney princess and see body positivity and happiness through Crystal’s art.

Let’s check out some highlights!

Esmerelda looks fantastic as she struts her stuff

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame‘s Disney heroine could definitely star in a body positive photo shoot and any little girl will be able to connect with this beautifully drawn character.

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Ariel from The Little Mermaid is an advocate for equality in all regards

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Perhaps in response to Halle Bailey’s casting as Ariel, Crystal has drawn both Black and white versions of the character. This not only aims to reaffirm that a lead female character can be plus size, but also Black, something Disney princess films have thankfully begun to embrace too.

Princess Jasmine and Aladdin look happy and confident

Aladdin and Jasmine

One of the best things about Crystal’s positive body image collection is that every character looks at peace with who they are and what they look like. The stereotype of what beauty means is vanquished and Crystal’s art teaches kids to find beauty in all kinds of shapes and sizes.

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The whole Disney princess line up looks stunning

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Credit: Instagram @neoqlassicalart

Every princess looks simply gorgeous in this mash up of Crystal’s work. Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Cinderella, and so many more are all here to make every young girl know that their body is valid, no matter what size.

Check out all of Crystal’s amazing takes on Disney princess culture on Instagram or their website.

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