Why Do I Care? #CountUsIn

The world we live in can be a scary place. Anyone who watches the news or spends any time on social media is inundated with stories about people who have ulterior motives. We’re socialized to mistrust, even when people are trying to do good. I get it. As a mother of a child who has … Continue reading

On Being an Ally: Passing, Participating, and Pondering My Place

  For years, I may have been complicit in the act of “passing.”  My son’s skin is a beautiful tan in the summer, but for the most part, it could be described as “olive.”   His father has been out of the picture for most of his life, and my own flesh is pasty at best.  … Continue reading

A Problem with “The Down syndrome” Narrative

In the Down syndrome (Ds) community, there are those who oppose awareness campaigns citing the “disability porn” problem.   The basic argument being that people with Ds are not always happy, cute, “angels” and they should not be used as instruments of inspiration. I agree – to a point.  I fully support the right of anyone … Continue reading

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