Teenager Petitions for Plus-Size Disney Princesses: Every Body is Beautiful!

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Should there be a plus-size Barbie?

That was a hotly debated question posed on Facebook last month - and now Jewel Moore is hoping to stir up more online chatter.

The teenager from Farmville, Virginia has created a petition at Change.org that is titled "Make Plus-Size Princesses in Disney Movies!" 

What was this young woman's motivation?

"I made this petition because I'm a plus-size young woman, and I know many plus-size girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positive plus-size character in the media," she writes on the page, adding:

"Studies show that a child's confidence correlates greatly with how much representation they have in the media. It's extremely difficult to find a positive representation of plus-size females in the media." 

That's for sure. Especially when the media considers this to be an example of plus-size.

Plus-Size Disney Princess Petition

Over 11,000 people have signed the petition, which Moore wraps up with hope for a more realistic image for to which countless young girls - who don't feel they fit the Disney princess standard - can aspire.

"It would be revolutionary for Disney to show support to a group of girls who are otherwise horrendously bullied by the media. It would make many young girls feel confident and worthy to see a strong character that looks like them." 

What do YOU think? Should Disney create a plus-size princess?