World Down Syndrome Day / by Megan Landmeier

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, so designated for "3/21" or three copies of the 21st chromosome, which causes Down syndrome.  Over the years, I've photographed some lovely individuals with Down syndrome, my favorite of course being my seven year old daughter.  Ellie is the reason I got my first camera and my forever model and muse.

For WDSD, I encourage you to take a look around your personal life and see if people with disabilities are part of it.  If so, great!  People with disabilities deserve to live full lives - not just being supported, but giving back as well.   And if there's a noticeable lack of anyone with a disability?  It's a great time to reach out.  An invitation goes a long way.