The 27-year-old illustrator told Teen Vogue she got the idea after watching women gather for the Women’s March in January.
“I felt inspired by the way women expressed themselves on their signs, from the witty and charming to the downright scathing. Women coming together from all backgrounds to say ‘we are HERE and we MATTER,’” Niday said. “I wanted to hold onto that message as my newsfeeds dissolved back into squabbling and finding faults in our difference, rather than understanding.”
Niday used that inspiration in combination with lines the princesses said in their respective movies to create the images you see below.
She chose quotes that “would allude to their story as whole, had deeper meaning within the movie, or referenced modern issues.”
Disney princesses have oft been reimagined ― primarily because they’re such iconic figures in pop culture. Niday told Teen Vogue that she wanted to use these characters to “remind girls that they’re brave, strong and valuable” and “symbolize what women can or should do.”
h/t Teen Vogue