@kathleenhumberstone Breaking News: May 9th, 2019 by Denise Humberstone “Sign language made compulsory in all UK educational establishments from nurseries to universities, all government bodies, all work places, all media and entertainment industries starting January 2020 in honour of Deaf Awareness Week!!! The deaf community can’t believe their ears and must have had them burning … Continue reading Deaf Awareness Week 2019
They’re done with clicking their heels in vain and shooting themselves in the foot by not standing tall with both feet on the ground!
Let's have a little chat about mongols and the R-word, shall we?
From your side of the gate, we may appear as underdogs, even as dark horses at times, but what we are is your last epiphany. So please, unlock those gates and let us show you how wrong you’ve been until now and how FLAWSOME WE ARE!
Who is this agency that the fashion and media worlds never thought they would ever need?? After all, Zebedee Management only represent diverse talent. What does that even mean, anyway? I attended their second so-called catwalk show last night in Sheffield. Diversity they say. Well, let’s see: Age? From nought to fifties! Skin colour? You … Continue reading Diverse Talent Agency???
I can tell you with utter clarity that it's been a privilege to care for my daughter. She's been the life I never knew I needed.
I can't help but feel extremely self-conscious that people will solely identify the source of that aggravation as her disability.
(I gave this presentation when Kathleen and I were invited by the Fundació Catalana Síndrome de Down to close their 17th International Conference on Down syndrome, in Barcelona, November 10th, 2017) How do you go about telling your adult child that the world doesn't want more people like him/her? That "It's OK to be different" … Continue reading Down Syndrome: What are we really afraid of?
I’m sorry I’m an eyesore to you because of the way I look. Can’t be helped I’m afraid. I think you look gorgeous, though. I’m sorry I’m an earache to you because of the way I speak. If you only knew how hard I try. There’s so much I want to tell you besides I … Continue reading SORRY?
she will have about 5mn to plead her case that people like her shouldn't have to explain and justify why they deserve to live.
September 26th, 2014 So, this is going to be a very emotional (for me), a very personal and most probably a very poorly articulated post. Incredibly it’s NOT going to be about Kathleen and Down syndrome (well, not primarily). And if you wonder why I would feel the need to make it public, well, 2 … Continue reading When the obvious is invisible…
But one thing is for sure, I have to and will stand by you and with you if people don't like you just because of your race, creed, physical or cognitive differences, sexual orientation and gender, because that is not ok.