Forbes wants young women to know that Disney princesses are sexual beings. Just like them.
In January, writer and sex-ed speaker Danielle Sepulveres paired up with artist Maritza Lugo for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month to create pictures of the Disney princesses visiting gynecologists. Forbes contributor Tara Haelle publicized the story of how “even Disney princesses need to take responsibility for their reproductive health.”
According to Haelle, Sepulveres “became frustrated” after trying to pitch stories for Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month in September. As a result, she took “a new approach to catch people’s attention” in January.
That new strategy consisted of showing that Disney princesses have (consequences after) sex too. And it worked: Forbes, the Huffington Post and others in the media latched on to the idea.
“Almost every day my timeline on social media is bombarded with re-imagined Disney princesses in one way or another and most people get a huge kick out of it,” Sepulveres told Haelle. “So one day it hit me — had anyone ever drawn them going to the gynecologist before?”