US woman born with one arm dresses up as a Disney princess to challenge beauty norms

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Mandy Pursley, 38, has cosplayed as Belle, Cinderella and Snow White in an attempt to improve the representation of people with limb differences.

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Mandy loved Disney princesses growing up but never found anyone that looked like her in the media. She began pouring hours and money into making costumes and wearing them at conventions.

"When I was a kid, it was definitely hard growing up and being physically different from everyone else," she says. 

"I want kids who are missing a limb to see themselves as beautiful and special." 

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