Saturday, August 13, 2022

Photographer Poses as Disney Princesses to Empower Black Children

Symone Seven
Symone Seven

*On April 3, Atlanta-based photographer Symone Seven posted a photo of herself as Disney’s Cinderella. “Little black girl, you are a princess too,” she wrote in the caption.

Since that post, Seven’s self-portrait has received over 15,000 likes and many comments from fans saying how much they admire her beauty. Several others, also mentioned how much the photo inspired their daughters.

Now, Seven is suiting up as a series of Disney princesses, telling Good Morning America, “This photo series began with me wanting to pay homage to one of my childhood favorites which were Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ musical featuring Brandy, Whitney Houston and a culturally diverse cast. I would request to watch that movie daily as my mom intentionally raised me in a culturally enriched environment. As an adult, I found that my experience was uncommon, and I wanted to create those positive images for others that I was afforded. So here we are with four princesses down and eight more to go.”

Symone Seven
Symone Seven

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