Following the “rules of blog” – I sometimes share moments from then (we have 27 years of material to choose from) and I share moments from now. If I leave you with a question in this down syndrome blog, feel free to ask it. If I leave you with a revelation, feel free to share it. If I post a general rant or big news that has nothing to do with Marcus, well, that’s the blogger’s prerogative.
Here are some blogs or subjects to start with. Or just scroll down for our most recent adventures!
Recently, Marcus and I spoke at an educational event held at UNO in Omaha, hosted by our local Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands.
We shared advocacy videos and stories told about and with advocates, focused on the ideas and “voice” of self-advocates, and the power of good storytelling.
Here is a list of the links we shared, plus several others we promised to share: the Advocacy Links we shared in the session. (Click to download the list via a word doc to your computer.)
While you’re here, some extra’s! The short blog that went with the 1 minute Marcus video: “Who Imagined this Future?”
A recent blog that has made an impact: “What Marcus Taught Me in Iceland”
And One about Marcus and his stories. “The Storyteller and the Truth.”
Thanks for stopping by, feel free
However, back to the blessings, and my first world advantages, I decided to focus on these, some even simple moments, that I look forward to in the days ahead:
Wow – The Last Four Short Years…
Marcus in his Downs Design Jeans as we head to Denver – June 2014
When I think of Marcus’ first audition to model at the “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself” Fashion show, I marvel at how far he has come. Back then he struggled to give a real smile and moved stiffly across the stage. What a journey!
Still, some attitudes from his first audition continue to be true today. That night in 2014 when the audition ended, he walked from the theatre and said, “I won!” He was right. Showing up and doing your best at the thing, the often-scary thing, is a win.
It took 3 auditions to get to the “big stage” but never discount the courage it takes to try.
What a Week!
Black Day: The Monster Rock Band takes place on Halloween. It’s a story about a boy who wants to be in the band.
Dudes, there is no better treat than this book. For your children, other children you love, your local school, your local library…
Click here to buy the book and DVD now…
Learn more about the book (and author) here.
I have a lot to say about Halloween, but we’ll leave it here, for now.