"I made this petition because I'm a plus-size young woman, and I know many plus-size girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positive plus-size character in the media," Moore explains on her Change.org petition page. "Studies show that a child's confidence correlates greatly with how much representation they have in the media. It's extremely difficult to find a positive representation of plus-size females in the media."
Thousands of others agree. In the several days following the petition's release, "Make Plus-Size Princesses in Disney Movies!" has accumulated 11,044 signatures – less than 4,000 away from Moore's goal.
Moore concludes her popular petition with hope for a more realistic media image for the countless young girls who don't feel they fit the Disney princess standard.
"It would be revolutionary for Disney to show support to a group of girls who are otherwise horrendously bullied by the media. It would make many young girls feel confident and worthy to see a strong character that looks like them."
See Moore's "Make Plus-Size Princesses in Disney Movies!" petition here.