Incredible Slam Poem About Ursula From ‘The Little Mermaid’ Brings New Perspective To Body Image Debate

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In 2012, Disney apparently released a line of dolls based off all those villains to your Disney princesses (for the little devil on your Christmas list).

The dolls featured a slimmed-down version of Ursula, the seawitch in “The Little Mermaid,” in a size 0 — which we know was not her original size in the movie.

This understandably upset Melissa May, who presented “Dear Ursula” in a kickass poetry slam that leaves you with some serious real talk.

“From one rolling midsection and tameless will to another, my sweet Ursula, I cannot imagine the sick flip of your stomach, to see your image dissected, chin shaved away, cinched, your silhouette robbed of every delicious curve. To find, after two decades of existence, that your evil was more worthy of preservation than the iconic body that held you you.”

May dishes about back fat (don’t hate) and why she appreciates the “swagger” of the only Disney character who has ever resembled her.

H/T: Upworthy, Photo Courtesy: Tumblr

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Katie Gonzalez is a contributing writer covering fashion and feminism. Katie graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies and currently lives in Haifa, Israel, splitting time between academic research and scouting for “The Middle East’s Next Top Falafel Wrap.” She enjoys a hot cup of green tea and a Joan Didion novel to take the edge off her aggressive online shopping addiction. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram: @KatieGonzalez12

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