We are used to seeing our favorite Disney princesses as symbols of beauty and purity. Lately, even as figures of girl power and characters to look up to. But what we are not familiar with is seeing them in the real world dealing with real problems as violence, sex trafficking and all the horrible stuff that we see on the news.
A Philadelphia-based photographer called Shannon Dermody, came up with a photo series featuring Disney princesses dealing with many of the darkest aspects of reality.
Shannon is seeking to raise more awareness about these real world problems by taking us out of our comfort zone. There are dramatic living conditions that a lot of people struggle with and face every day. Note: Some of the pictures can be very graphic.
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1. Domestic Violence
Belle from the Beaty & the Beast is a victim of domestic violence.
The little Mermaid’s Ariel is floating in rubbish as a victim of pollution.
We can see Snow White passing out after having too many drinks.
Aurora from Sleeping Beauty is rape victim abandoned outdoors.
Rapunzel’s hair used quite differently than the original story.
6. Sex Trafficking
Cinderella as a victim of sex trafficking.
Jasmine of Aladdin is shown as a tobacco smoker.
Merida from Pixar’s Brave is shooting heroin in a dirty bathroom.
9. Police Brutality
Tiana from the Princess and the Frog is a shooting victim from police brutality.