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Been reflecting on the hyper sexualization of brown and black women in the dominant cultural imagination. This is Disney's Pocahontas, surrounded by actual photographs of Native American women from diverse tribes. Notice any differences? Yet Belle, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and every other white princess are fully clothed. Jasmin and Pocahontas on the other hand are wearing lingerie. And why is Pocahontas barefoot exactly? Native Americans wore shoes perfectly tailored to North America's rough terrain and are wearing these in every image available. Pocahontas' figure is also interesting as she is imagined far more voluptuous than any white Disney princess I've ever seen.