Donna Thomson at The Political Caregiver posted this morning on a Ted Talk by fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who travels the world showing the beauty in difference: From stigma to super model.
It began when Rick started photographing children with albinism, who had been shunned and teased because of their different appearance.
It grew into a project called Positive Exposure, which focuses on children and adults living with genetic conditions. Rick does photo shoots at annual support group conferences for children and adults affected by genetic conditions.
"Each individual living with a genetic difference desires to be viewed first and foremost as a human being," is his message.
I love this!
The organization also goes into public schools to educate students about our common humanity: The Pearls Project.