Laura is a future rap star, community activist, and the voice of Down Syndrome Awareness for Including You.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. As a way to commemorate the month and share the point of view of someone who has Down Syndrome, I interviewed my friend Laura, a junior in high school in New York City. Of course, Laura is so much more than a person with Down Syndrome. She is super funny, multi-talented, a compassionate friend and hopes to make the world a better place through community service. In this interview, Laura inspires us, makes us laugh, and most importantly, she helps us to realize why it is so important to be inclusive--and to understand why our words and actions matter.
Daisy: Hi Laura! Thanks for taking the time to speak to me. I wanted to do this interview because I think you’re great and want everyone to get to know a little bit about you. So, as a first question, what clubs do you like in school?
Laura: Yearbook and fashion clubs, which are really really fun!
D: So who are your favorite social media stars?
L: That’s hard. I really really enjoy Tori Kelly. She’s really pretty and she’s really nice to her fans.
D: She sounds great. So what are your hobbies?