Now, I admit. Down syndrome awareness, makes me leery. I just, well…awareness?
Advocacy, maybe. But the term awareness, I just don’t love it. So I considered ignoring entirely the catch phrase. However, Big Blueberry Eyes Blog has the right idea, the longest most effective blog hop and link that can’t help but get Google’s attention with post after post after post of Truth. I’m late to the party, but there will be no cheating. There WILL BE 31 posts in October, Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The challenge is 31 for 21.
Truth about life. Truth about health. Truth in emotion.
Trust me, these bloggers aren’t going to sugar coat it. Nope. There will be truth and then, uh oh – awareness?
Ooooooohhhhh That’s what we’re going for. Not awareness of Down syndrome, awareness of what is Down syndrome in the lives of the people we love. Real lives.
Not in Wikipedia. Not in journals or fear peddling trolls.
Let’s do this.
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
And for you Twitter fans: #DSAM2013
Excellent point. There’s a huge difference between the clinical Down syndrome and what a person with Down syndrome is like. How they are individuals with their own quirks and personalities, but ultimately are so…amazing. (And I don’t think I’m overstating that.)
It isn’t the text book describing the physicality of Down syndrome that will change the world. It is the wonderful people with Down syndrome who share their lives with us that will!
Well said Kelly.
Yep, I feel the same about the word “awareness”. Not really what we need, eh?
My butt is getting kicked by all the stuff going on in our lives, but I will be reading and following along with all of you more dedicated bloggers! I’m excited to read so many posts from all my favorite bloggers. 🙂
Thank Jisun, It will be hard to keep up. In fact, impossible, but I will be trying too!
I get the hesitation with the word awareness, but I don’t know if the name of the month can be changed 🙂 Glad to have you joining in on the challenge!
Thank You for implementing this hop. I am thrilled to think of the way this will affect google results for the good.
I almost accidentally visited to this site, but stayed here for a long time. Stayed because everything was very interesting.