Artist Re-envisions Disney Princesses as Career Women

By: Marie Donlon

Artist Matt Burt is turning the Disney princess genre on its head by reimagining that instead of waiting around for their happy endings and Princes Charming, the beloved princesses pursued careers.

Using the princess’ characteristics to inform what Burt believes would be the career best suited to each princess, he created a collection of drawings for his employer Simple.Thrifty.Living.

“I’ve seen numerous reimaginings of the princesses but not one like this — showing them as successful career women,” Burt said. “To many people, the Disney princesses have become so much more than just characters in movies. I wanted to create these to inspire others in hopes that they can find a career that they love and a career that makes a difference.”

Hoping to inspire fans to believe that they can be anything from a scientist to a business person to activist, the Disney princesses pursued and successfully entered, according to Burt, the following fields:

Snow White: Psychologist

Cinderella: Animal Rights Activist

Aurora: Coffee Company CEO

Ariel: Music Producer

Belle: University Chancellor

Jasmine: UN Ambassador

Pocahontas: Environmental Activist

Mulan: Lawyer

Tiana: Chef

Rapunzel: Neurologist

Merida: Olympian

Elsa and Anna: Climate Scientists

Moana: Naval Officer