Friday, January 31, 2014

Humor Chic News - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES UK "Disabled Disney Princesses"

Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo challenges the stereotypical Disney vision of the ideal woman with these drawings of princesses with physical disabilities.

"Have you ever seen a disabled protagonist in a Disney movie?," Alexsandro asks on his blog. "You sure don't because disability doesn't match Disney's standards!"

Disability is a subject close to the artist's heart. He says: "Two years ago I had a rare form of cancer. The surgery to remove it left some parts of my body paralysed. I am now a disabled person, and I have to deal with all forms of discrimination every day.

I wanted to give visibility to a problem that affects many people all over the world. It's a message against discrimination, a message to redefine standards of beauty."

Alexsandro says that if Disney featured a disabled character positively, it could change the way children look at disability.

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