Changing The Face Of Beauty

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I won! I’m the 2019 L’Oreal Paris Woman of Worth!

I’m the first woman with Down syndrome to be named a L’Oreal Paris Woman of Worth for my nonprofit work spreading resources, hope, and love to families with new babies with Down syndrome across the nation!

Thank you L’Oreal for showing the world that true beauty comes in all forms and offering me a platform so that parents of ALL babies know that their child will grow up to live a full and wonderful life like mine!

And a special thank you to The Mighty Community for rallying around me, voting, spreading love, and joining together to change the world!

#CheerMeOn #DownSyndrome #ChangingTheFaceOfBeauty #Inclusion #Gratitude

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Kelsey's mom told me, "Kelsey didn't place, but we do these pageants for one reason: Inclusion!"
Give Kelsey a shoutout in the comments below if she's a winner in your book!
#DownSyndrome #inclusionmatters #ChangingTheFaceOfBeauty #Parenting #TheLuckyFew

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Changing the Face of Beauty Gives More Than Advertisement

I have a confession. I have only personally met two other mommas that have children with DS. I have met so many beautiful families, via IG, that share a similar journey as ours and I’m so thankful for that friendship! However, the need for a personal connection is vital!
Y’all are “my people”! I need you and you need me. It’s as simple as that. I couldn’t stop crying as I was getting ready this morning because I was afraid of my own emotions that may come out when I walked into our first @changingthefaceofbeauty photo shoot! I was about to be surrounded by more families like mine than I’ve ever been around and they didn’t even know it. I say this because our kids aren’t the only ones that need to see themselves in advertisements, dolls, and magazines. We as parents need to see ourselves in another face, another story, another testimony, over a cup of coffee, or even in a lingering hug.
We never know what another is feeling when we meet them or come into their presence. A simple gesture of love and acceptance is all someone may need.
I have a feeling this is just the beginning of many precious connections! To all my new friends I met today, you and your children are beautiful in so many ways and I’m honored that you are “my people”! .
#Momlife #MyPeople #PositiveVibes #nothingdownaboutit #ChangingTheFaceOfBeauty #kidsofinstagram #MoreAlikeThanDifferent #MakingMemories #Hope #change #mifamilia #DifferentlyAbled #GodMakesNoMistakes #GoodDay #saturday #Love