Moms Petition Disney For A Hero Or Heroine With Down Syndrome
Walt Disney’s protagonists run the gamut from a mouse to a mermaid to an ice queen, but the famed animation studio doesn’t have a leading character with Down syndrome. A couple from California’s Bay Area is hoping to change that.
Keston Ott-Dahl and her wife, Andrea, are parents to Delaney Skye, a 15-month-old girl with Down syndrome. Delaney is “mesmerized” by Disney princesses, and Ott-Dahl says, “It breaks my heart to know that she has no role models like herself.”
Keston recently took action and went to Care2.com to launch a petition aimed at getting Disney to introduce a new hero or heroine her daughter can look up to.
Read the very interesting article from the Huffington Post Here.