She’s got my vote

Friends,

We have just heard about Alexis Wineman, an extraordinary young woman competing this weekend in the Miss America pageant.  Check out her interview with Fox news.

Alexis was diagnosed with autism at age 11, and this year at age 18 is representing Montana as the youngest pageant contestant ever.

Her slogan?  “Normal is just a dryer setting.”  I want it on a bumpersticker.

Could this be any more a sign mainstream of inclusion in the U.S.?

Good luck, Alexis– and thanks.

–Jay Ruderman

P.S.  If you want to vote for her in the online popularity contest, you can login here until midnight pacific time today—Thursday, January 10th.

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1 Comment

Filed under In the Media, perceptions of disability

One response to “She’s got my vote

  1. Laura Wharton

    Great story. If you ever make such a bumper sticker — please send me one!

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