Model with Down syndrome hopes to give the world a makeover

Madeline Stuart is making strides to change society’s view of Down syndrome. The 18-year-old Australian woman has teamed up with her mother to prove that the genetic disorder can’t hold her back from pursuing her dream of being a model. Madeline has already gained exposure through social media and is backed by tens of thousands… More Model with Down syndrome hopes to give the world a makeover

Speaking up for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

You shouldn’t feel in the wrong for being touched against your will. Fashion Week Brooklyn partnered with Denim Day NYC, a sexual assault awareness initiative, and it finally encouraged me to speak up about an incident that happened to me in January 2014. I was sexually assaulted — groped to be exact — during a photoshoot… More Speaking up for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Instagram breaking barriers with funky emoji hashtag feature

Instagram is making it easier to express to the world how we feel. The photo-sharing app announced today that users can include emoji within their hashtags (because words don’t always get the point across, right?). “Over the past few years, emoji have become part of a universal visual language,” Instagram posted. “And just as we… More Instagram breaking barriers with funky emoji hashtag feature

Life lessons from the Miss New York World 2015 pageant

YOU ARE ENOUGH “Don’t ever sell yourself short. This is just the opinion of one, small panel — not the whole world’s.” That’s what 2014 Miss World Caribbean Rafieya Husain told the Miss New York World candidates before she announced the winners. It is so important not to take people’s opinions to heart because there’s… More Life lessons from the Miss New York World 2015 pageant