Freelance artist Amanda Niday reimagined several Disney Princesses in full-on protest mode, advocating for women’s rights, and the results are amazing.
The princesses are holding signs that include slogans that relate to their individual characters, yet also apply to the women’s rights movement. Jasmine, the Disney Princess from the movie “Aladdin,” holds a sign reading, “I am not a prize to be won,” a line she herself said in the motion picture. Aurora, better known as Sleeping Beauty from her titular movie of the same name, holds a sign reading, “…And then I wake up.”
Niday told BuzzFeed she drew inspiration from the recent Women’s March, which “to me symbolized a refusal to go quietly, and a refusal to let OTHERS go quietly either, and that was very important to me. I needed to see it at the time, to remind me that I’m not the only one trying to understand what we can do next.”
“Being strong when you are being told you are weak is a form of protest. Being yourself when you are being told that isn’t acceptable is a form of protest. Never giving up hope is a form of protest. I wanted to show that we can control the narrative,” she said.
You can see more of Amanda Niday’s artwork at her Instagram page.
Chris Walker has been writing about political issues for the past decade, including for sites such as Elite Daily, AMERICAblog, and Mic. You can follow him on Twitter @thatchriswalker.