Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo created a series of Disney princesses in wheelchairs or with missing limbs to speak out about the lack of amputees and disabled characters in pop culture.
Carol Glazer, president of the National Organization on Disability, says in the NY Daily News article:
“So when you portray popular iconic figures, like Disney princesses, without any of them having disabilities, you’re cutting out 20% of the population.”
According to Glazer, including characters with disabilities is vital because
“[a]ll you’re saying is that there’s a broad range of people in this world. And that’s an important message.”