Being a body-positive activist, Norwood created a series of illustrations titled “Magic Has No Size” as a response to her bullies who used to tease her for being overweight. Throughout her childhood and teenage years, she had been bullied for looking different.
She was desperate to lose weight as she believed that this was the way to fit into the social body standards. The artist believes that Disney Princesses and the media in general could use body images that are more diverse as women come in all shapes and sizes.
Jonquel Norwood has always been a great fan of Disney Princesses, but she has also always wanted to see them as average American girls and women. So, she came up with this idea of portraying her favorite Disney girls as modern and stylish women with realistic body shapes.