Make Plus-Size Princesses in Disney Movies!
  • Petitioning The Walt Disney Company

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The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Animation Studios

Make Plus-Size Princesses in Disney Movies!

    1. Jewel Moore
    2. Petition by

      Jewel Moore

      Farmville, VA

I'm a Junior in high school named Jewel. I made this petition I know many younger plus-size girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positivie plus-size character in the media. I want there to be a character for those little girls to look up to. 

Studies show that a child's confidence correlates greatly with how much representation they have in the media. It's extremely difficult to find a positive representation of plus-size females in the media. If Disney could make a plus-size female protagonist who was as bright, amazing, and memorable as their others, it would do a world of good for those plus-size girls out there who are bombarded with images that make them feel ugly for not fitting the skinny standard.

Disney films are highly influential and wide-spread, and they impact the lives of many children, especially girls. It would be revolutionary for Disney to show support to a group of girls who are otherwise horrendously bullied by the media. It would make many young girls feel confident and worthy to see a strong character that looks like them. This move on Disney's part would have an amazing positive ripple effect in people all around the world. 

To:
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Animation Studios
Make Plus-Size Princesses in Disney Movies!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 30,000 signatures
    2. Yahoo! article

      Jewel Moore
      Petition Organizer
      Teen Petitions Disney: Give Us a Plus-Size Princess!

      photo: Walt Disney It's no secret that Disney has gotten flak for its blond, white princess archetype, and now a Virginia teen has one more suggestion for the animated film company: Create a plus-size princess.

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Huffington Post!

      Jewel Moore
      Petition Organizer

      Hey guys! Yesterday afternoon, an article was written about this petition on the Huffington Post website! :)

    5. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Nicole Vega CORAL SPRINGS, FL
      • 1 day ago

      I want to see an amazing Disney princess that I can relate to and see her look like me.

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    • Traci Copeland DES MOINES, IA
      • 1 day ago

      I agree wholeheartedly! Thank you Jewel for starting this petition!

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    • B. R. WEST PALM BEACH, FL
      • 3 days ago

      I'd be OK with a person who looks of a healthy weight.

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    • Genize Ribeiro SãO PAULO, BRAZIL
      • 4 days ago

      Em favor das Plus sizes

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    • Hannah Gerbig GRAYSON, GA
      • 4 days ago

      I'm a plus-sized teenage girl and I constantly feel pressured by pop culture to fit in with the "pretty = skinny" mold. Why the heck can't girls like me feel just as beautiful as girls with the hourglass figure of Princess Ariel, or the toned tummy of Princess Jasmine? I'd love to be represented by a plus-size Disney princess. In my opinion, my curves make me feel fabulous, but I would feel a whole lot better if I saw a beautiful, kind, smart, quirky, and just plain lovely plus-size princess. I've been a huuuuuuge Disney fan ALL my life and I wish I didn't have to feel like I have to be just as skinny as all the princesses to be as good and as beautiful as them. Am I making sense to anyone?

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