#WDSD16 Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day

The Diary of a Not So Ordinary Boy

There is a YouTube vid doing the rounds at the moment. It’s a slick advert, produced by a big company, in support of World Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day (21st March – 3 copies of the 21st chromosome, geddit?), which is very nice of them, thank you very much. Here it is:

The only thing is, is it left me feeling a little bit uncomfortable. Yes, I want the world to see Sam the way he sees himself – and the way that I see him – but something about the vid jars. It’s not the young woman with Down’s syndrome we see, not until the very last moment. It’s a very lovely, very beautiful model.
This year, I prefer this video, from Shabang Theatre in Huddersfield. In it, you hear the real voices and see the real faces of young people with Down’s syndrome all the way through, and very…

View original post 380 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s