58. A Conversation About Race & Down Syndrome w/Mercedes Lara & Kelli Caughman
We all know what it feels like to receive a Down Syndrome diagnosis and realize that you hardly ever see people with DS represented anywhere. But what does it feel like if your child with Down Syndrome might not even be represented amongst the DS community? In honor of Black History Month, Mercedes and fellow lucky mama, Kelli Caughman, are talking all things advocacy and diversity, connecting with other moms, and what it’s like being a person of color raising a child with Down Syndrome.
Kelli is a mother of 3 kids, and her 5 year old son Cree is rockin’ that extra chromosome! She is also the only black member on the board of the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network (DSDN) as well as one of the creators of the DSDN group for people of color. Join her and Mercedes for a conversation about the barriers to representation and resources for people of color in the Down Syndrome community, how to connect with other moms, and the misguided assumptions made about people of color raising a child with DS.
Keep up with Kelli on Instagram: @momof3kellic
Check out Kelli’s podcast: @unmasteringmotherhood
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