The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter June, 2018 Edition

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a

newsletter for people with diverse abilities

published by Krystian Shaw.


June,2018 Edition  KSA Newsletter 2018 contains in

This month’s theme

Mother and Daughter Promoting Inclusion for All
I interviewed Lynda Honing this month. She has a 14-year-old daughter, Isabelle, who lives with Down Syndrome.

Isabelle has 2 older brothers and they live in Surrey, BC.

When I came across their story on Inclusion BC’s Facebook link, I felt so inspired, I felt it was important to interview Lynda. Lynda and Isabelle were on a ferry going to Pender Island. Isabelle said ‘Hi’ to a passenger sitting beside her and was ignored.

This experience was upsetting to them, so Lynda came up with an idea of starting a movement called #beinclusive on Facebook. Lynda explained she felt the saying “be inclusive” was a more positive way of saying things, instead of “Don’t Bully”. Lynda and Isabelle were pictured on Facebook wearing a blue T-Shirt that says #beinclusive on it.

They were surprised at the positive response they got.


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