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10 TikTokers With Down Syndrome You Need to Follow

TikTok can be a great platform to share creative videos and watch entertaining and informative videos from others. It certainly isn’t a perfect platform — TikTok has had issues with adequate disability representation on its platform, including suppressing disabled creators in the past and being the home of the ableist #autismchallenge, which it removed.

Despite these major shortcomings, creating and sharing TikToks can be a fun experience for members of the disability community. This includes videos by people with Down syndrome and their families, which feature dancing, doing skits and outtakes from their lives.

We gathered a list of 10 accounts featuring people with Down syndrome that you should follow. You can support these creators by watching their TikToks today.

1. Mallory Paige

 

@mallorypaigedesignsMal is switching it up on us! ##cheetofriday ##choritofriday ##downsyndrome ##lovemelikestephenlovesmallory ##mallorypaigedesigns ##t21 ##theluckyfew♬ original sound – mallorypaigedesigns

Every Friday, Mallory’s followers get to celebrate Cheetos with Mallory, her favorite snack. Mallory and her family also run Mallory Paige Designs, a clothing and jewelry company that hires people with Down syndrome.

2. Zach and Pat

@zachv_patSensory play is always fun ???????? ##learnontiktok ##downsyndrome ##brotherlove ##wholesome ##slimeee♬ original sound – Zach V and Pat

Pat and Zach, who has Down syndrome, make funny videos that have amassed millions of views. In an interview, Pat said Zach’s desire to do social media for a living led to the brothers posting on the app. “Filming videos has impacted our lives very positively,” Pat said. “If we weren’t doing this, I’d be working an 8-to-5 job, so being with Zach 24/7 has only helped our relationship grow even more.”

3. Abigail the Advocate

@abigailtheadvocateReply ##easypeasy ##lipgloss ##makeuptips ##imjealous ##makeuptutorial ##downsyndrome ##kakaulopesusa ##inspiration ##fypシ♬ FEEL THE GROOVE – Queens Road, Fabian Graetz

Abigail is a Down syndrome advocate who posts a wide range of content, including exercise videos, make-up tutorials and skits of her acting.

4. Cynthia Pura

@husbandwife41Me and my bae. ##husbandandwife ##relationshipgoalsdailyy ##downsyndrome ##trending♬ Coño – Jason Derulo & Puri & Jhorrmountain

Cynthia and her husband, who both have Down syndrome, are relationship goals. Their TikTok content includes awesome videos of them dancing, reaction videos and them just being adorable.

5. Dancer Jules

@dancerjules♬ Get Bizzy Work x Boasty Mix – BizzyBoom

The Dancer Jules, whose real name is Julia Slate, told Toronto CTV News why people love her videos: “I’m talented. I’m a good role model.” Slate often posts videos of dance routines she choreographed.

6. Worthy and Kal 

@worthyandkaldefinitely worthys favorite video to make ????????♬ Gasolina – Daddy Yankee

Worthy, who has Down syndrome, loves doing her older sister Kal’s hair, which Kal started posting on TikTok. Millions of people love Worthy’s talent and her bond with her sister, which made her a TikTok sensation. Kal told People that Worthy is “just such a little perfectionist, she just wants to fix you up and make sure everything’s OK and every little detail’s perfect.”

7. Drag Syndrome

@dragsyndromeofficialRoyal duty ???? Justin Bond, Gaia Callas, Horrora Shebang ##dragsyndrome ##downsyndromerocks ##iconic ##sindromededown♬ original sound – Drag Syndrome

Move over “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” members of Drag Syndrome are the new cool queens in town. According to its bio, Drag Syndrome is the international drag troop for queens and kings with Down syndrome. Pre-COVID-19, they were even featured on BBC.

8. Adam Mazen

@adam.mazenالحجر مع الكسيح غير شكل ???????? ##غير_شكل ##الحجر ##خليك_بالبيت♬ Italian Food – The Pins

If you speak Arabic, Adam Mazen’s TikToks might be perfect for you. Living in Jordan, Mazen started posting TikTok videos that challenge stereotypes about Down syndrome. You can watch a Reuters report on him here:

9. Ashlea

@imashlea♬ Bass Da Da Da – Shou

Ashlea Walton started to make TikTok videos with the help of her sister Aimee when Ashlea had to isolate due to COVID-19. Aimee said in an interview that TikTok users “just seemed to love the type of videos she was making and her personality and that’s when it started to take off.” Ashlea’s account is filled with dance videos.

10. Baker Banter

@bakerbanterD-man is a big dog guy ##lifewithderek ##wholesome ##aslan ##happy ##derekonvacay ##fyp ##cute ##florida♬ original sound – bakerbanter

The Baker family creates a lot of fun videos capturing their family dynamics, including their son Derek, who has Down syndrome.

Who did we miss that people should follow?

Images via TikTok

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