U.K.’s Biggest Selling Women’s Magazine Features Model With Down Syndrome
Christmas cheer is for people of all abilities.
The December issue of Good Housekeeping in the U.K. features 8-year-old Natalia Goleniowska, who has Down syndrome, dressed as an angel. She posed beside her mother, Hayley Goleniowska.
Natalia, or Natty as she’s called, lives in Cornwall, England, and has been modeling for about four years. She and her mother posed for the magazine’s December edition during a London photo shoot in August.
We hope people see that children with Down’s syndrome are like any other, they enjoy Christmas and dressing up and acting in their nativity plays alongside their peers,” Goleniowska told The Mighty in an email. “I hope anyone with a new baby feeling worried for their future, perhaps going through a difficult time with their child in neonatal care as Natty was, will find hope in our story.”