Why Changing the Face of Beauty Matters

Today, we have announced that I have formally accepted a position on the board of Changing the Face of Beauty.

I want to share with you why I have stood behind this movement from the day I found out about it.

About 3 years ago, a mom  and advocate, Katie Driscoll, contacted me.  She told me she had 5 boys and 1 little girl who had a little something extra. She wanted to discuss with me a project she was working on.  As a mom of a 5 kids, my youngest also with a little something extra, I was excited to meet this mom, who, already, we had so much in common.

I was going to be in Chicago, so I asked her if she wanted to meet for breakfast.

She had seen my work with the IDSC, and wanted to know my thoughts on her project.

She shared with me how she believed if we could get the world to include ALL people in advertising, it would change the world.

It was a very simple concept.

I loved every single thing she was saying, and I was all in. From that day forward, she has had my support.

If you look at advertising, you will see that the most under represented part of society, is in fact the disabilities community. Until now, nobody asked the question, "Why?"

Katie dared to ask it. Over, and over, and over again.

She was right to ask it, and she is right to continue asking it.

I am very proud of all of the work she has done, and I am ready to roll up my sleeves and help her going forward.

Her mission is one worth getting behind.


Are you?

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