David Trumble imagines how actual women might be portrayed in children's animation.

Prompted by the public outcry over Disney‘s doll-like re-imagining of Brave princess Merida — giving the fiery-haired heroine a slimmer figure and glitzier outfit — illustrator David Trumble gave some real-life female role models a Disney makeover to see whether they’d actually be improved by “a few extra sparkles.” Trumble explained:

I wanted to analyze how unnecessary it is to collapse a heroine into one specific mold, to give them all the same sparkly fashion, the same tiny figures, and the same homogenized plastic smile.

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