For Alice

Looking For Alice

My daughter Alice, born with Downs Syndrome, is no different to any other human being. 

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I wonder how it might be for Alice to be valued without distinction, without exception and without second glance.

This project is for her, for Alice.

Image: Sian Davey
Source: Looking For Alice

12 thoughts on “For Alice

  1. I was struck by the line “I wonder how it might be for Alice to be valued without distinction, without exception and without second glance”. It reminds me of something my best friend said. She’s a black woman here in Los Angeles. She remarked one day that traveling in France gives her a chance to feel what’s its like to be treated like any other person, instead of a black person: being liked or disliked because of your behavior instead of the color of your skin.

    • Prejudice is a hateful attitude not just the colour of ones skin. Class distinction in a society and office environment is rampant. Being female, I was discriminated and categorized as a “nanny” because f where I came from.

  2. One of my favourite films is “Le Huitieme Jour” (The Eighth Day (1994) a French-Belgian film) about a man with Downs Syndrome, Georges. Georges is played by Pascal Duquenne an actor with Downs Syndrome. Georges’ mother used to tell him that on the Eighth Day God created Georges, that he was a special and unique creation.

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