A Trans Artist Reimagined Your Fave Disney Characters As Transgender
24 August 2017, 10:51 | Updated: 24 August 2017, 12:02
It's all in the name of inclusivity.
Ever wondered what your favourite Disney characters would look like if they were trans? Perhaps not. But now you can thanks to the work of an artist on Instagram.
In an interview with the HuffPost, the artist, who identifies as transgender but asked to remain anonymous, decided to start the project to make iconic movies in the Disney universe more inclusive. So far, they've drawn reimagined portraits of Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Aladdin and many many more.
Some members of the trans community have criticised the drawings, claiming that they reinforce binary stereotypes. Others have said that the edits imply that makeup, haircut, and clothing just are gender-specific. Why not take a look and judge for yourself? You can head over to their Instagram to see all the portraits or check out a few of our favourites below.
Ariel from The Little Mermaid is serving lqqks.
Pinocchio is, in fact, a real trans toy.
We are 100% down for a trans adaption of Alice in Wonderland tbh.
Peter Pan looks hella cute as trans but we're going to need to see trans Tinkerbell too. JUST IMAGINE!
Mulan is by far our favourite. WERK IT HENNY.
Did you hear about that tweet suggesting that Mulan was transgender? Many people got on fire and said that portraying her as such is offensive. Well… I thought I should do something about it So here’s my non-binary version of Mulan. Because our identity is a radical element that goes beyond gender stereotypes and roles. It’s all up to me. It's all up to you. Also, with this post I’m starting a new style where Trans Disney characters wear modern clothes and accessories, in an attempt to more accurately portray our community. What are your thoughts about it?