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Illustrator Perfectly Uses Disney Characters And Princesses To Bring Attention To Women’s Health

  • By Asad Tipu
  • October 23, 2017
  • 2 minutes read

There are over 14 million cases of sexually transmitted HPV cases in the United States every single year.

HPV (Human papillomavirus) is the leading cause of cervical cancer, one of the deadliest dangers to women’s health. Due to the stigma around STDs, such topics are considered taboo and aren’t readily or openly discussed in a public setting. That’s why artist Maritza Lugo and writer Danielle Sepulveres teamed up to raise awareness of the situation.

They drew Disney princesses in health clinics to show that they’re human just like the rest of us, and that they go through the same processes.

Source: HelloGiggles

Danielle Sepulveres (left) and Maritza Lugo (right).

 

Aladdin and Jasmine.

The project is aimed to encourage and promote regular health visits to the doctor.

Since Disney princesses are such a personal part of so many people, this was extremely effective.

Danielle said:

“I want to bring attention to preventive health care for women in a way that was creative and would inspire discussion,”

The princesses undergo typical gynecological experiences.

From family planning to contraceptives to pap smears.

Cervivor is a large organisation and advocate of the project.

The goal is to make such topics more mainstream in the media.

After all, many people don’t even notice the symptoms before it’s too late.

Danielle further elaborated

“I always believed that we have our own individual Disney princesses because they represent the best parts of ourselves or how we want to be,

“And if we can identify with them, then maybe we can identify with the fact that we need to be proactive in taking care of our health.”

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