This is a community where readers can post poems, thoughts or articles about loved ones, friends or colleagues who have Down's syndrome.
If you have Down's syndrome and would love to write something for us, we will feature it on Our Voice: This Is Us!
If you would like to submit a piece, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Poem from Mia: With Love from One Sister to Another
Love from Uncle Carl
Daddy G Steps up to the Mic
A Godmother's Turn to Speak
Big Brother's Love for his Little Sister
A Doula's Love
To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day #WDSD we feature a collection of stories and poems sent in by readers and their families. We hope they will inspire, enrich and support you. Some will make you shed a tear, others laugh and smile. Most of all it will make us realise we are not alone, and we can learn so much from each other. We are part of one very big family after all.
Henrietta McMicking shares a delightful video of her son Luke learning to walk. It'll inspire and brighten your day.
New Dad Matt Horsnell talks about his journey with his gorgeous daughter, how Down's syndrome has changed their lives for the better and how the support of online groups and blogs has been invaluable.
Friend and single Dad Kristian Naylor writes about the influence of his Uncle Martin on him as he grew up. Martin approaches 50 and Kristian reflects on his life in Uncle Martin.
Katinka Soetens is a doula and was present at the birth of both our children. Here she speaks beautifully about her version of events the day Natty entered our world.
Yasmin Din's story tells of how from shaky beginnings we all gain strength. She now talks to medical professionals to create change.
Toni Bennett surprised her Mum by writing this beautiful piece about her and her younger brother Logan who has DS. Her Mum read it on a train, and was in tears! Lovely story x
Mardra Sikora has words of inspiration and wisom for us all as she tells of her hopes for her adult son in What Are You Going to Do When He Grows Up?
An anonymous post by a nursery assistant tells sweetly of the power of Makaton.
Sandy Lawrence talks about motherhood and friendship and her journey through life with son Matthew.
Bernie Bradley tells us how Jinny's arrival has only made her quest for equality stronger.
Cara Cetrulo Thomas shares her thoughts on why March 21st will never be the same again.
Andie Barker writes a beautiful honest poem about her daughter's arrival in their lives.
Tracy Awramenko tells us how Charlie loves school, his brothers and life.
Lizzie Chilton writes passionately about her prenatal diagnosis during an IVF pregnancy and her beautiful daughter, now nearly one in My Little Miracle.
Jen Julien is a grown up sister who has 2 brothers with Down Syndrome. Her happy story is here.
Sarah Stevens write honestly and openly about her experiences of welcoming George into the world in A Life Less Ordinary.
Henrietta McMicking shares the birth anouncement letter she planned to send to family and friends when Luke was born.
Sarah Murphy writes about babysitting Natty and her sister.
Caroline Playle talks about coming to terms with her son Seb's Down's Syndrome.
Katherine Routley's sister wrote this powerful poem when their daughter was born.
Jennifer Lopez wrote this heart felt story about how her shock has turned to pride and adoration for her son Jonathan, aka Superman!
Michelle Bailey submitted this story about her Uncle and Aunt's journey through miscarriages and finally to meet their miracle son Jack. Jack doesn't have Down's Syndrome but his parents talk of their refusal to test because it made no difference to them. All children are special.