When I read an article about Jamie Brewer walking down the runway in New York Fashion week, I became completely ecstatic.Jamie Brewer will be the first woman with Down Syndrome to walk down the runway for Carrie Hammer’s “Role Models Not Runway Models.”
Have we finally reached a point in awakening where we are honoring and recognizing that role models don’t have to be size double zero, legs for days, models? Runway models can be role models as well, but sometimes we get so caught up in their appearance that we miss out on the truth—their heart and soul!
Jamie is an inspiration to many young girls and women. Leading by example, she is showing young ladies everywhere that they can be anything that they set their mind to! So many young women struggle with feeling inadequate and not as important as the “pretty and popular” runway-like models, that they feel excluded and they do not pursue their dreams and goals.