Hi, Sandy. The Princess Series are essentially about taking a stand and expressing your mind with the power of your hands, when you have no way to convey a message with your voice that would reach people.
Thanks for asking. Originally, I thought an older, well-off version of Tiana could work, but it didn't fit with the rest of the 'youthful uprising' messaging of the series. At the end of the day, I wanted her to hold up a sign to try and change the world and to be proud of doing so. This version satisfies that urge.