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So this was a topic that was brought up a couple weeks ago that brought on a big debate. There were people who said a fat princess wouldn't be a good role model, that obesity kills people, that just because there's only thin princesses doesn't mean kids are going to worry about it, that the princesses have to be beautiful, etc.

I used to read a lot of books and watch a lot of tv growing up, mostly Harry Potter and Disney. As much as I love the Harry Potter series and Disney movies, the way fat people are depicted is really upsetting. I mean there's Dudley who's described as being as fat as a baby orca and then there the comedy relief in Disney movies who are fat half the time (Mr Smee, Gus, Le Fou, etc) or there's times where the ugly people are fat (Ursula).

I've been chubby all my life and I've been made fun of for the rolls on my stomach and I've had to deal with comments about what I'd be eating. Half of the time it'd be from sisters and the other half from school. So seeing how fat people are depicted in media made me feel even worse about myself.


I know what some of you are going to say:
"I was made fun of for how I look but I didn't try to change anything about myself!"

Here's the thing though; everyone is different. You can be made fun of for being too skinny and still not try to change anything about yourself, you can be made fun of for being too fat and still not try to change anything about yourself. There's people with a lot of confidence, and there's people with almost no confidence.


"But an obese princess could encourage kids to be overweight!"

Not if done right! There are people who are fat who are still healthy, it just takes forever to lose weight. If we had a princess who was overweight and wasn't shown eating in every scene she's in or at least be eating healthy foods then that could help encourage kids to eat healthier. Also Idk about you guys but it's not like skinny people in movies or books are great role models when it came to eating healthier too. There's been characters who eat what they want and still not gain a pound, what does that tell kids?

Examples:

"I wanna stuff some chocolate in my face"
"I wanna stuff some chocolate in my face"


Almost every episode/movie these two are in they eat their weight in food
Almost every episode/movie these two are in they eat their weight in food



Fun fact: My husband is chubbier than me. He weighs a couple hundred pounds but he's not unhealthy. In fact he's healthier than I am. He goes on more walks than me, works out more, eats better (sometimes I just don't eat or I eat something unhealthy) and he loses only a little weight at a time. Me? I could almost pass for thin but I don't have the same routine as him. I don't eat breakfast like him (he almost always eats oatmeal), I rarely go on walks with him, and most of my diet consists of sandwiches, chips, and chocolate. I'll eat something healthy every now and then but it's not as much as my husband.


"But obesity kills people!"

True but you know what else kills peope? Anorexia and bulimia


"Princesses have to be beautiful!"

Please don't think this way, it's hurtful. Not everyone fits into the idea of beauty, there's going to be some fat people you don't think is pretty just like there's going to be skinny people you don't think is pretty.

Also it's also not that hard to make animated women of all shapes and sizes be beautiful. There's beautiful animated fat women, buff women, and short women

Rose Quartz from Steven Universe
Rose Quartz from Steven Universe

Amethyst from Steven Universe
Amethyst from Steven Universe

Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast
Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast

Fairy Mary from Tinkerbell
Fairy Mary from Tinkerbell

Jasper from Steven Universe
Jasper from Steven Universe

Rubies from Steven Universe
Rubies from Steven Universe

Korra from Legend of Korra
Korra from Legend of Korra

Sadie from Steven Universe
Sadie from Steven Universe

Sapphire from Steven Universe
Sapphire from Steven Universe
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Snow White is my favorite princess, if I could be like any of the princsesses, I would choose her!
Snow White is my favorite princess, if I could be like any of the princsesses, I would choose her!
1.    Snow white
Snow White is kind and optimistic no matter what is going on in her life. She is selfless, graceful and humble.
2.    Cinderella
Like Snow, Cinderella is kind to everyone. She is never rude, she is optimistic and shows grace to those who mistreat her.

3.    Aurora
Aurora is graceful and kind despite her awkward living situation that would make me uncomfortable. Although she is hesitate, she sacrifices her own happiness for the good of the kingdom.

4.    Elsa
Elsa is strong, beautiful and powerful. She...
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I haven't seen The Little Mermaid in months, so please excuse me if this article isn't very good. I've just started to see a lot of traits of Ariel that I didn't see in the past and wanted to write about what made me change my mind on her. If you didn't know, for a really long time Ariel has been my least favorite princess, but she's jumped all the say to 7th(ish)! Err so I hope you guys enjoy!! Sorry for not having any pictures..

Ariel has grown up in a misguided and, for lack of a better term, racist society where all humans are viewed as monsters. In many ways, Ariel can be viewed as a revolutionary...
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"I Pumpkin, declare Berry's Berrytastic Smoothie Stand Open!" Pumpkin smiled and broke the bottle she was holding in her paws. She likes breaking expensive bottles and making the French chef mad. All the pets cheered even Sultan. Blossom cheered the loudest; Sultan was right next to her… he could hear her high pitched voice in his sensitive ear. Sultan got a bit annoyed and hitched a plan. Blossom is always cheerful and filled with enthusiastic energy. She wasn't as smart as her owner… it's just that she's too nice… and gullible. All the pets ran well except for Beauty. She walked…...
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The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation,
And it looks like I'm the queen.

The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn't keep it in, heaven knows I tried!

Don't let them in, don't let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know
Well, now they know!

Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door!

I don't care
What they're going to say
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway!

It's funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And...
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*This will be based on the book called The Fault in Our Stars, and to avoid plagiarism, I'm adding stuff that never really happened in the book, so don't complain! Also, I read this book almost a year ago, so I might not remember some of the events that happened or when it happened. Since the movie is coming out in June, I wanted to make this so that more people would know about the hype. Hope you enjoy!*

Chapter 1
Aurora's POV

During the winter of my sixteenth year, my mother decided that I was depressed, due to me rarely leaving the kingdom, spent a lot of time in bed, reading the same book...
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Scene 33(I think)- A different location?

Porcupine: I don't have any legs and I'm already pooped.

Hella: You look like one too.

Porcupine: Excuse me?

Hella: You heard me gramps.

Rodney: Uh, hey guys, I think ya might wanna-

Hella: I'm already looking dude...

Narrator: *Whispers* Odd location much? Sort of looks like a dragon's den now...

Hella: Where the hell are we?

Rodney: This sort of looks like a cave, maybe some sort of den or whatever it's called?

Narrator: *Whispers* Isn't that what I just said?

Porcupine: Man, I really hate walking slash running with this stupid cane.

Hella: Shut up and rest while...
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