Wheelchairs and Amputees in Pop Culture: Disney Princess Version

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.

Cinderella in Wheelchair by Alexsandro Palombo

Alexsandro Palombo, via NYDailyNews.com

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.”
(Read more on NY Daily News.)
Because the broad range of people in this world of ours is the most important message.
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