49 - Mikayla Holmgren on Pageants, College, and Self-Advocacy
Mikayla Holmgren is a dancer, pageant star, winner of Miss Minnesota’s Spirit Award and Director’s Award, college graduate, Best Buddies ambassador, and most recently -- a Sephora representative! She also has what she calls “a little side of Down Syndrome!” Not only is this self-advocate the winner of the Miss Amazing pageant that celebrates women with different abilities, Mikayla is also the first woman with Down Syndrome to EVER compete in a state Miss USA pageant, and she won two major awards. No big deal.
We could not be more thrilled to sit down with Mikayla Holmgren and her lucky mama, Sandy! Join us for a narrative shifting conversation all about expectations, stereotypes, confidence, independence, and of course, pageant swimsuit competitions.
But friends, Mikayla isn’t the only self-advocate shifting the Down Syndrome narrative in the media these days. Join us LIVE for a conversation with more celebrities who are rocking that extra chromosome as well as their talent agent, Gail Williamson. Hear from Jamie Brewer, Jared Kozak + many MORE special guests on Thursday, November 21st in Southern CA! Get your tickets here.
Connect with Mikayla Holmgren!
Join us on the evening of Thursday, November 21st for a LIVE podcast recording event! We’re chatting with actors/actresses who have Down Syndrome, as well as their talent representative, Gail Williamson all about DS representation in the media! Get your tickets here.
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