These Wonderful Faces Are Changing the Way We Define Beauty
Katie Driscoll is a mom on a mission to get companies to include models with disabilities in advertisements. Driscoll, a photographer and mother of six, including a daughter with Down syndrome, founded the organization Changing The Face Of Beauty with fellow special needs parent, Steve English, to put the pressure on advertisers.
The campaign has had a lot of success, with 30 U.S. companies hopping on board so far. There’s been an outpouring of support via social media.
“The response to the campaign has been unreal. It gives me hope for the future,” Driscoll told The Mighty in an email. “I believe globally we’re changing the way people look at models as well as people with differences and that makes me so very happy.”
The organization created the hashtag #ChangingTheFaceOfBeauty and encouraged people everywhere to tweet photos of the beautiful children in their lives who are so underrepresented in the media.
These are some of the photos helping to change the face of beauty:
— Katie driscoll (@5boysand1girl6) January 17, 2015
— Mish Aventajado (@mommanmanila) January 18, 2015
— robbin Lyons (@Robbinwiupdown) January 4, 2015
— Mish Aventajado (@mommanmanila) January 14, 2015
— Brooke Michele (@daly_brooke) January 12, 2015
— giggle (@giggle) January 11, 2015
— Julie Gerhart (@jmgerhart) January 8, 2015
— Krista Ewert (@kristadawne) January 8, 2015
— Sari (@earth_to_sari) January 7, 2015
— Tammy Gilles (@tmg3177) January 5, 2015
— Mandy Barker (@mbarker1301) January 4, 2015
— Etoya R. White (@eminent1914) December 27, 2014
— Jodi Aschoff (@MnJodi) January 2, 2015
— Stacey Calcano (@SSCalcano) December 30, 2014
— Rachel Bhatia (@rachelgb28) December 29, 2014
— Wyatt Banks (@FightLikeWyatt) December 26, 2014
— Stacey (@cpbmom1) December 24, 2014
— Katie (@katieart11) December 24, 2014
— HRodriguezPhoto (@HRodriguezPhoto) November 20, 2014
— Megan Mennes (@maemennes) November 15, 2014
— CVI Community (@AnnaAult) September 26, 2014
— Juliet Revell (@Juliet_Revell) August 14, 2014
To participate, tweet photos of the beautiful people in your life using the hashtag #ChangingTheFaceOfBeauty.
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