A Disney princess who isn't stick-thin? This could soon be possible. In any case, it’s the hope of Loey Lane, a female fashion blogger. In one of her videos, she campaigns for the creation of a princess who corresponds with more standard sizing.
‘This could have been really reassuring for me when I was little’, she explains. She also recalls a painful memory. When she was young, during a trip to Disneyland, she had to write the name of her favourite princess on a label. Her choice? Ariel, from The Little Mermaid. But one of her friends thought it appropriate to cross out this name and replace it with Ursula, the villain. It was traumatising for her:
The fact that the character that looked most like my body was Ursula hurt me a great deal as a child.
Lane, also one appeared in a video for Cosmopolitan where she campaigned for change. And, the reason she gives is precise:
We can’t all look the same. That’s why I think it’s important there is more diversity in the material being consumed by young girls and boys.
Can we please hear that again for the people in the back!