This year, women took a big stand against body shaming. At every turn, it seemed there was someone flipping the switch on Photoshop scandals or coming out with a serious statement about body love encouraging others to do the same. Some did it to set an example for their daughters; some did it for themselves to finally say we're not the size of our pants.Read Full Story
Spanish clothing retailer Zara faced a social media firestorm recently with the release of a toddler pajama top bearing a striking resemblance to the concentration camp uniforms of the Holocaust. Zara has since pulled the top and apologized but the question still remains — how did this get approved for sale to begin with? Especially if you consider it was only available in the store’s French, Albanian, Swedish and Israeli online stores.Read Full Story
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is more than just another day off of school for your kids. It's an opportunity for you to use the three-day weekend to teach your children about the civil rights movement and the life, legacy and dream of Dr. King.Read Full Story
As parents, we look to teachers, politicians or religious leaders to eliminate racism. But that process truly starts at home with open conversations about race, ethnicity and bigotry. As we prepare to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday and Black History Month, it's a great time to answer some questions about complicated topics and begin an honest dialogue with your child about race.Read Full Story
Have you ever noticed that you’re more keenly aware of a topic when it becomes personal? Parents of children with Down syndrome, like me, share a special radar for marketing campaigns that promote diversity and inclusion.Read Full Story
A gala in New York City isn’t complete without a heartwarming cause, beautiful faces and inspiring tributes. The National Down Syndrome Society delivered on all fronts at its 2013 Annual Gala and Auction.Read Full Story
Racism continues to be an issue at the forefront of American culture. The notion of being colorblind does little to serve our nation’s children. Learn how to talk to your kids about race, Black History Month and the issues that affect their daily lives.Read Full Story
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