Arien Smith wanted to send a message to the Disney princesses, who are usually shown as gorgeous and faultless ladies. “Royal Service Dogs” is a television series that aims to promote awareness about the rights of individuals with disabilities.
Arien is a mental health advocate who wants to increase awareness about service dogs’ usefulness. He assigned flaws to each princess in the series and showed how assistance dogs may help them cope. The artist describes his work as “both a critique of the shortage of disabled characters and a support for the rights of individuals with impairments.”
In the gallery below, you can see crippled princesses with their service dogs.
Cinderella has fibromyalgia, a debilitating form of chronic pain. The service dog assists her by removing her shoes.
This artwork depicts Complex PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects children with C-PTSD (frequently in childhood). Her service dog helps her wake up from a severe dissociative condition by providing tactile support for relaxing and centering.
Tiana is an Asperger’s Syndrome sufferer. Although her small service dog (small dogs are also wonderful) is not performing a task in this shot, autistic persons benefit from tactile reinforcement, stopping physically hazardous behaviour, orienting during periods of over-stimulation, and anxiety soothing.
GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) is a condition that Belle has (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Her service dog is practising a blocking posture so she can be warned if someone comes up behind her.
The Character Of Sleeping Beauty Is A Work Of Fiction.
Sleeping Beauty suffers from narcolepsy, a sleep disorder. The service dog is supporting his head after a bout of midday exhaustion. A neurological condition causes narcolepsy, a sleep and arousal disorder.