Friday, March 09, 2007

"in some sense, we should all just be people... "

Natalia, from My Spanglish Life, made this comment to my Disability and Gender Stereotypes post for Blog Against Sexism Day.

Natalia gives a link to a wonderful story illustrating that point. A shopper and a sales clerk are at a loss for what is the appropriate gift for a newborn with Down Syndrome. A helpful stranger, Dave Hingsburger, has the perfect gift suggestion.


Michelle said...

I just came across your blog today and had to say what a wonderful thing you are doing with your project on the interviews! I have a daughter who has Down syndrome. I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog. Good luck!

Ruth said...

This is a great post. It just says so much about dissolving fear - which is behind a lot of the issues people have about disability. Fear blocks love and community.

Natalia said...

David, (#^_^#) for this, and i am glad that the other link was useful!

here is another one, that Ruth's comment here reminded me of. this is an older post, but i like it a lot, too.