This 21-year-old man with Down syndrome is continuously breaking barriers, and he has no plans of stopping. His latest feat? Landing a job at a popular nationwide delivery service. Jake Pratt of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, recently added one more item to his growing list of accomplishments: securing a position at UPS as a package runner.
A 24-year-old woman with Down syndrome is finding her place in the world and is inspiring people like her to do the same. Last month, Grace Strobel was introduced as the newest ambassador of the brand Obagi, making her the first American model with Down syndrome to represent a skincare line. The Down Syndrome advocate,
Our beliefs are influenced by the things we see, and that also applies to seemingly mundane objects like toys. Remember how, as little girls, we were completely enamored by our dolls? We look at them and think they’re so beautiful that we can’t help but aspire to look like them when we grow up. Back
Mattel, the maker of Barbie and other similarly iconic toys, released new designs under its Fashionista line to showcase a more multi-dimensional and inclusive definition of beauty and fashion. It’s also more reflective of reality, as the new models highlight various skin tones, heights, and bodies, and conditions such as vitiligo and alopecia. For the
In today’s world, it is almost impossible to leave the house without coming across a single advertisement. Businesses are always on the lookout to sell their products to consumers, and the best way for them to do that is by establishing their visibility in the market. Highly-known brands are influential in shaping what society would
The warm and sunny season is here yet again, and what perfect way to spend the summer holidays than on a relaxing beach escapade? But not everyone – people of size in particular – is as enthusiastic for a getaway especially going to the beach. They would love to go on vacation, of course, but