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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    • Kayla Bourbeau CONCORD, NH
      • about 10 hours ago

      This is so relevant

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    • Conal Harris PORT MOODY, CANADA
      • about 20 hours ago

      because i like plus size girls and i want them to like themselves the same way i do

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    • kaele haslinger MURFREESBORO, TN
      • 2 days ago

      There needs to be a realistic body type, growing up looking at these princesses unbelievably skinny bodies made me feel bad as a kid, and i eventually developed eating disorders bc of the images the media and movies portray as ideal. Disney, step up and make a girl who looks healthy, not obese..plus size does not mean fat. Im a 5/6 pant and considered plus size...help little girls to realize whats healthy and beautiful, not making them wish they were so thin amd hurting self image

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    • tori wise CLEVELAND, TX
      • 3 days ago

      i totally agree

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    • beth lapinski ARLINGTON, UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
      • 3 days ago

      I come from a family of curvy girls and I want my daughter, nieces and cousins to have a princess they can identify with.

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