Photo Series Showcases Disney Princesses As Modern-Day Career Women

In honor of International Women's Day, a group of famous cosplayers teamed up to show Disney Princesses in a new light -- as modern-day career women!

For example, Frozen's ice-queen Elsa is depicted as a disaster relief architect, while The Little Mermaid's Ariel is an archaeologist

Cosplayer Ali Williams spearheaded the project, and wrote a blog explaining her thoughts on it in detail. 

"The true spirit of a princess has little to do with her glittering gowns and fairy godmother; the power of the princess is in her kindness, bravery, and sense of adventure. The trouble with fairytales is that the stories are set in patriarchal eras in fantasy lands. Critics attack Disney Princesses for being bad role models, when in fact, these characters are strong, inspirational role models.

As a long-time admirer of these fairy tales, a thought struck me: what if the Disney Princesses were living today? What kind of careers might they pursue if they had the opportunity? Would critics still perceive them as weak role models, or might their perceptions change

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You can see more of the inspirational project below!

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