Monday, January 27, 2014

Humor Chic Equal Rights - Disabled Disney Princesses "Which Disney Princess are you?" by aleXsandro Palombo

Artist aleXsandro Palombo imagines Disabled Disney Princesses

Have you ever seen a disabled protagonist in a Disney movie?

 You sure don't because disability doesn't match 
Disney' standards!

Which Disney Princess are you?

Snow White and Prince Charming, Cinderella, Mulan, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Belle, Aurora The sleeping beauty, 
Tiana and Ariel The Little Mermaid


 Snow White and Prince Charming

 Snow White


Snow White and Prince Charming

Which Disney Princess are you?

Snow White 






 Aurora The sleeping beauty


Ariel The Little Marmaid


Ernst said...

And the Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Dwarves of Snow White and of course Dopey, Nemo, You don't consider all these characters as disabled protagonists ??

Anonymous said...

There are a lot more disabilities besides just missing limbs.

Anonymous said...

yes there is other disabilities in the world but these are amazing and kid friendly pictures.

Anonymous said...

Really amazing for my daughter who loves princesses and is an amputee. My favourite is Cinderalla at the bottom of the stairs.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see some with things like glasses and hearing aids, my girls both have those, granted they aren't as pronounced as missing limbs but they too feel left out because they don't see "pretty people" with them (that is their words, they are 6 and 8)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful now the artist needs to send this to Disney asap

30, Cerebral palsy spastic Diplegia

Anonymous said...

Sei provocatorio!!!! It is SOOO important for all children to learn that beautiful people come in all shapes, sizes, colors & flaws. We are not perfect, and it is that lack of perfection that makes us beautiful! (Imagine how much therapy I had to do to figure that one out!!)

By normalizing disabilities--both physical and metal-- future generations DO NOT have to fear and/or ridicule what they don't know or understand.

The "bravest/strongest bullies" are usually just the fearful & cowardly ignorant and cultivate pluralistic ignorance

I applaud and love the work of yours that I've seen. Nevertheless, I do agree with many of the comments here that the cut off limbs became redundant...almost as if you were satirizing disabilities (i.e. only a person without a leg or arms has a disability) rather than Disney's characterization of what a princess is... Perfect! Maybe that was the point-- but then it wouldn't be a very helpful one.

I liked the suggestion of depicting hearing aids/deafness, glasses/blindness; maybe portraying a learning disability like dyslexia (many times we cannot 'see' disabilities); or one of really scary looking diseases that affect children like down syndrome or muscular dystrophy, (I say “scary looking” not to offend--and mostly for a lack of better way to articulate my thought---but I am imagining if I were looking through the eyes of a 3-5 year old, not knowing why someone would be in such a large wheelchair or not be able to move or speak the same way I did).

We fear what we don't know & then pass that on to our children! So, Excellent & Inspiring Work!!!!!
Molte grazie!

Anonymous said...

It is so lovley to finally see disabilities potrayed in such a 'normal' and beautiful light. I agree with Melissa Safirstein, it would be great to see disabilities like downs portrayed in this kind of a way, especially on kids shows.
I would absolutley love to see disabled people in disney movies, especially if there was not an over attention paid toward the fact that they do have one, instead that the other characters simply accept that this is somewhat normal, which it is, in the real world.
I feel like there has been such a focus on having strong female characters or people of colour in disney movies, which of course is great, but for the most part it seems like people would rather ignore disabilities and choose to pretend they don't exist.
It might seem like such a small thing, having the main character of extremley popular kids movies being disabled, but it would in fact give disabled people a voice like they have never had before. It's about time they were heard and accepted!

riepichep said...

Great Idea!

Thank you for thinking about it

Madonna Long said...

LOVE it. .although the wheelchairs need to be cooler. we chicks in chairs have awesome wheelchair..

Anonymous said...

Ernst the article is talking about disabled PRINCESSES not disabled Disney characters in general

Anonymous said...

True, there are more disabilities than just missing limbs. For instance, Down Syndrome, Autism, vision impairment, hearing impairment, even non visible disabilities such and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I can understand how these are hard to translate through a drawing, but the least you could do is try.

Jahna said...

You should show them Deanne Bray and Marlee Matlin


Hello dear, I just loved the way you represent your thoughts in this list of disney princesses. This is not only imaginative but also encouraging. Thanks for the wonderful thought.

Anonymous said...

This is just soooo wrong.

Anonymous said...

I love it!!! you give people hope and allow them to feel just as beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I like how you did this. I have only been physicak disabled for a year due to a near fatal car wreck but have had ADHD all my life.

Anonymous said...

I would also like to point out that although these photos are superb - not all illnesses are visible!

sufferer of - depression, ME and fibromyalgia

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

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