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Disney Debuts First Plus-Sized Heroine in Short Film Tackling ‘Body Dysmorphia’

Entertainment giant Disney has unveiled its first “plus-sized” heroine in a short film about an oversized ballet dancer dealing with “body dysmorphia.”

The obese ballet dancer in the film Reflect will mark the first time an overweight character was treated as the hero instead of as comic relief, or a villain.

The plus-sized dancer, named Bianca, is reportedly portrayed as a character “who battles her own reflection, overcoming doubt and fear by channeling her inner strength, grace and power,” the Daily Mail reported.

Disney has come under pressure to widen the scope for its “princess” concept. And so-called “body positivity” has been one area activists have wanted the company to visit. Read more…

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