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Fallen Princesses

FALLEN PRINCESSES (2007-2009) is a 10 piece series featuring humanized fairy tale Princesses dealing with modern day scourges such as Cancer, addiction, obesity, war and environmental degradation. As a feminist and new mother, Dina was disturbed about the stereotypical societal tropes Disney was perpetrating about women and girls; the work is critical of the “happily ever after” motif, exploited by Walt Disney and embraced by Western society. The Fallen Princesses are included in elementary school textbooks, as teaching tools and subjects of discourse within the classroom, have been the subject of academic essays and dissertations, and are regularly featured in media around the globe.

FALLEN PRINCESSES ESSAY BY FOLKLORIST ZACK ZIPES