Disney Princesses often get a bad rap. We get it. Throughout childhood, girls define their ideas and ambitions based on these characters — leading many young ladies to dream of becoming princesses themselves. There's nothing wrong with princesses, per se, but don't you think it's time those little girls aspire to be more than just a pretty trophy on Prince Charming's arm riding off into the sunset?
Illustrator Matt Burt does, so he reimagined those royal Disney ladies in a new way: as powerful, successful modern day career women. And the results are more magical than you could ever imagine.
Each illustration shows the adult version of a youthful princess, with her defining traits on display in the form of a career. The industries portrayed include everything from education, to government, to business — a well-rounded spectrum sure to empower the youth of today.
"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," Burt told Scary Mommy.
Here are some our favorites! Prepare to be hella inspired. You can find the rest of Burt's illustrations here.