From Anorexia Awareness Ads to Make-Up Free Disney Princesses

By: Gurveer Brah - Aug 20, 2015
Using classic imagery that many people have grown up with, these Disney awareness campaigns bring up important issues in an artistic way.

Important issues can often lack a sense of empathy when they aren't immediately relatable but artists' use of Disney imagery creates an instant sense of familiarity. From body image and sexual orientation issues to topics that center around spousal abuse and gender roles, the powerful imagery of familiar characters appeals to pop culture fans -- leading them to react to the social issues quicker than they normally would.

These images play on the idea of what it is to be a woman or what it means to be elderly. Rather than highlighting negative connotations or a lack of awareness, these Disney awareness campaigns bring issues to the forefront and are often empowering to the masses.