Mind-Blowing: An Artist Reimagined Disney Princesses With Different Races

The first Disney Princess made her debut in 1937 in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Snow White was then followed by Cinderella in 1950, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) in 1959, Ariel (The Little Mermaid) in 1989, and Belle (Beauty and the Beast) in 1991. In 1992, Disney introduced its first princess of color -- Jasmine from Aladdin.

Since then, Disney has created three other princesses of color, including its very first black princess -- Tiana (The Princess and the Frog) -- who was incorporated into the Disney Princesses franchise in 2009.

Taking note of this, a Tumblr artist, who goes by TT and runs Tumblr blog lettherebedoodles, created her own version of Disney Princesses, reimagining them all as Women of Color.

"I honestly just did this for fun. No political agenda, no ulterior motives," TT explained in her blog. "I just love Disney and chose a few of my favorite characters to alter. I feel like there's beauty in every racial background, and this is honestly nothing more than an exploration of different races from a technical and artistic standpoint."

"Fairy tales are constantly being taken out of their cultural context. Most of the fairy tales that we know now were taken out of their original cultural context and altered," TT said. "Aladdin was originally set in China. The Frog Prince was Latin, and was altered over and over again in several countries. The stories have been and can be altered in many ways."

Check out the changes TT made to Aurora below and see the rest of the reimagined Disney Princess images here! What do you think?

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