Disney movies have been the definition of our childhoods. Those extravagant castles, beautiful gardens, perfect characters and beautiful princes and princesses still make us nostalgic.
But Disney films gave unrealistic body expectations to girls. Girls, while watching those films, have wanted those super slim waists and perfect hourglass figures. But such body shapes are physically impossible and potentially harmful to the body.
Contrary to what the world (and patriarchy) has led us to believe, a tiny waist with an absolutely perfect hourglass figure is not the solution to a women’s problems and a curvy figure is not a bad thing .
Crystal Procknow, a 30 year old illustrator from Wisconsin, USA came to our rescue and blessed the internet with beautiful illustrations of Disney Princesses with realistic body standards. She uploaded them on instagIns under the username @neoqlassicalart.
1. Snow White
Here’s the beloved Snow White ( Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) with a beautiful, curvy body plus a confidence that matches a warrior.
Ariel (The Little Mermaid) rocking her plush curves with her fiery hair and her magnificent fins. Not giving a care to the world and living in a world where mermaids actually exist .
Rapunzel (Tangled) happily singing and dancing while combing her long, long golden locks.
Mulan (Mulan) teaching young girls that an hourglass figure is not what’s required to defeats the Huns.
Moana (Moana) rocking her tribal wear with utter confidence and not giving a think about her curvy figure.
Tiana (The Princess and the Frog) showing that a cinched waist does not guarantee true love. And that love finds a way without looking out for body proportions.
Jasmine (Aladdin) dancing to her rhythm instead of hiding her beautiful body with clothes and coverings.
8. Anna and Elsa
Anna and Elsa (Frozen) showing the historically accurate figures of Nordic women of medieval history.
All Artwork Credit : Crystal Procknow