on telling the stories of characters with Down syndrome

My aim today is to direct you to a brilliant essay written by Sarah Kanake, lecturer in Creative Writing at University of the Sunshine Coast Queensland, Australia on the portrayal of characters with Down syndrome in novels.

A deficit she examines is also apparent in the Down syndrome blogosphere: “…the Down Syndrome Novel is rarely (if ever) told through the perspective of a person with a disability: they are largely told by parents.”

I hope you will go read her essay soon! Click hereFriday essay: on telling the stories of characters with Down syndrome