We've become used to seeing Disney princesses as symbols of purity, beauty, and feel-good emotions. But what if they ever got into the real world with all of its violence, drugs, sex trafficking and all the other horrible stuff we see on the daily news?


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That's what a Philadelphia-based photographer Shannon Dermody set up to explore in her latest photo series featuring Disney princesses dealing with drugs, alcohol, domestic violence, rape, sex trafficking and all the darkest aspects of our reality.

The photographer is seeking to raise awareness about the real-world problems by taking us out of our comfort zone and talking about dramatic living conditions many people around the world face every day. Just be warned that some of the photos are quite graphic.

More info: Shannon Dermody | Facebook (h/t: demilkedufunk)

#1 Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

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Hope Floats 2 months ago

Domestic Abuse is something no rose or apology or gift,will ever make right......

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#2 Pollution

Pollution

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Bob 2 months ago

Which princess is this? Ariel?

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#3 Alcoholism

Alcoholism

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Eduardas Jucys 2 months ago

Partying with 7 guys can do that to you.

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#4 Rape

Rape

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Peta Hurley-Hill 2 months ago

This is ridiculous.It's nothing about "raising awareness".Not everything has to be clouded and debased.The whole idea of things like "Disney Princesses" (of which I am no great fan)is that there is some small escape from the horrors of life.Of late ,there has been a real push to put an adult slant on them.To sexualize and sensationalize them.Which is exactly what this photo shoot is doing.FFS leave something for children,not everything has to be appropriated into something dark and nasty.Let kids be kids and let their safe,friendly,innocent "princesses" stay just that.

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#5 Suicide

Suicide

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Silent Skeleton 2 months ago

Isn't that what happens in the original story?

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#7 Tobacco

Tobacco

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Alan G. 2 months ago

They missed a great oppurtunity to use a hookah.

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#8 Heroin

Heroin

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Luc Mailloux 2 months ago

Uhh, you're doing it wrong. Ignoring the actual injecting... how are drugs in any way related to this character?! Most of these photos touch on themes within the stories. This one does not.

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#9 Police Brutality

Police Brutality

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Hamilton Bubbub 2 months ago

This is a little extreme. Most police are amazing people trying to make the work a better place.

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