Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo challenges the stereotypical Disney vision of the ideal woman with these drawings of princesses with physical disabilities.

"Have you ever seen a disabled protagonist in a Disney movie?," Alexsandro asks on his blog. "You sure don't because disability doesn't match Disney's standards!"

Disability is a subject close to the artist's heart. He says: "Two years ago I had a rare form of cancer. The surgery to remove it left some parts of my body paralysed. I am now a disabled person, and I have to deal with all forms of discrimination every day.

I wanted to give visibility to a problem that affects many people all over the world. It's a message against discrimination, a message to redefine standards of beauty."

Alexsandro says that if Disney featured a disabled character positively, it could change the way children look at disability.

Disabled Disney Princesses
Disabled Disney PrincessesAleXsandro Palombo
Disabled Disney Princesses Cinderella
CinderellaAleXsandro Palombo
Disabled Disney Princesses Snow White
Snow WhiteAleXsandro Palombo
Disabled Disney Princesses Pocahontas
PocahontasAleXsandro Palombo
Disabled Disney Princesses Mulan
MulanAleXsandro Palombo
Disabled Disney Princesses Jasmine
Princess JasmineAleXsandro Palombo
Disabled Disney Princesses Ariel
Ariel, the Little MermaidAleXsandro Palombo
Disabled Disney Princesses Tiana
Tiana, from the Princess and the FrogAleXsandro Palombo
Disabled Disney Princesses Cinderella stairs
CinderellaAleXsandro Palombo