The Storyteller and the Truth – Part One

 

I remember emotional points, touch the bruises, and swim in the revelation. However, I have a terrible time trying to remember dates. At what age did I learn to ride a bike? When was my first road trip? Even important moments, like when did my son take his first steps? When did he begin using complete sentences? Or when did he start, really start, to tell me the stories that play through his imagination? Marcus just turned 27 and I think I’ve been saying “for over ten years” for three, maybe four, years.

I could dig back into the notebooks.

Another Broadway Rundown

Times Square and theatre fuel Marcus’ busy brain like nothing else. He absorbs and reflects the energy and passion.

When Marcus is one of a group of many, it’s hard for him to be heard and share his ideas. When he and I travel alone, especially on a theatre trip, he shares constantly; we chat together non-stop. In fact, this last trip I marveled internally at how much he had to say in every conversation, never at a loss for words.

Let’s Talk and Share

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.

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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.)

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While you’re here, some extra’s! The short blog that went

Five Awesome Advocacy Videos – Plus One More!

From the Many Awesome Videos Shared on or around World Down Syndrome Day 2018 (WDSD18)  

Here are five (plus one) you should check out for sure!

Dear Future Mom

CoorDown has done it again with another original video. These are the folks who brought the world “Dear Future Mom” four years ago. In fact, let’s start with that one because, yeah, you’ll see:

 

So great.
I will tell you, though, Marcus is not a fan. He feels that the sad music (minor chords, ya know) do not accurately portray the message of the film.

Lea Goes to School

This Year’s

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