Caribbean Creative Re-imagines Disney Princesses According To Her Culture

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“Growing up, I always imagined what it would be like if the girls in the Fairytales looked like me. So when I imagined them, they always had my favourite elements of MY Culture too!” – Karissa C

That was quote taken from the Instagram of Karissa C whose art went viral this week because she decided to re-imagine our favourite Disney princesses according to our own African heritage. Karissa is from St. Vincent and from her brief bio she is what she likes to call a ‘compulsive creative’.

Her work is remarkable, check out the view:

Afro Caribbean Disney princess

Afro Caribbean Disney princess

Afro Caribbean Disney princess

Afro Caribbean Disney princess

Afro Caribbean Disney princess

Afro Caribbean Disney princess

Afro Caribbean Disney princess

This is so special because as a Caribbean girl myself, the Disney princesses were everything. Who else didn’t love Ariel or Cinderella? But never once did I consider when they would look like if they were a part of my own culture.

Seeing them now I have to say thank you to Karissa with a K for being so creative and at the same time so much more aware of our own culture than I was when I fell in love with the princesses!

Stay strong girl! Follow her on Instagram here.

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