118: Shifting the Narrative About Down Syndrome with Heather and Josh Avis

118: Shifting the Narrative About Down Syndrome with Heather and Josh Avis

Rise Together Podcast - October 29, 2020 - 47:32

Just in time for Down Syndrome Awareness Month, this week I had the privilege to sit down with two of my very good friends Heather and Josh Avis to discuss their work at The Lucky Few, all about encouraging families to reorient the way the view developmental differences such as Down syndrome. We really dig into the good, the bad, the painful of this work: how to make room for more representation, how to build a counter-narrative to the harmful ones we often see in our community, and how to seek to understand while at the same time, appreciating that you will never fully understand.You can follow Josh and Heather's adventures over at The Lucky Few website: https://www.heatheravis.com and Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/theluckyfewofficial/--Dave's first-ever book, Get Out Of Your Own Way, is OUT NOW! This book is for everyone, and we mean EVERYONE: women who loved Girl Wash Your Face, men who did or didn't read Girl Wash Your Face, personal development skeptics, personal development devotees, anyone and everyone who has a life and knows it could maybe get a little better if they could just get out of their own dang way! LET'S GOOOOOO! -> http://bit.ly/gooyowpodYour Fave's Faves is coming November 18th! The latest podcast from the Three Percent Chance network features hilarious interviews with actors, musicians, athletes, influencers, gamers and more, sharing their five favorite things in any category they want! Hosted by author Rachel Hollis, Your Fave's Faves brings you stories from your favorite celebrities you WON'T hear anywhere else. Subscribe now to be the first to listen on Wednesday the 18th! -> http://bit.ly/yourfavesfavesEver wanted to go on a run with me? Now you can - anywhere, anytime! Download the RISE App today and access a full library of content that's always growing featuring workouts with me, Dave, as well as a diverse roster of coaches to fit any workout journey. The RISE App is for everybody and every body, so get started today: http://bit.ly/riseappdave

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