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Friday, 27 July 2012

A modelling job, not an awareness campaign

The Essential Kids section of today's Sydney Morning Herald features the story of little  Valentina Guerrero being the face of a Spanish swimwear label, and other models with Down syndrome.  Reporter Amber Robinson notes,

What's special about these modelling gigs is that they're not part of a special awareness campaign for charity or a misguided PR stunt ... they said so much by saying nothing at all. 

And she thoughfully included our short videoTen things people with Down syndrome would like you to know, at the foot of the article, where it will gain a wider audience.

It's just a little ironic that the ads not mentioning that the models have Down syndrome is still remarkable, but it is very welcome progress.

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