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New Ad From Down Syndrome Org Shines Searing Light On Our Unspoken Assumptions

New Ad From Down Syndrome Org Shines Searing Light On Our Unspoken Assumptions

A campaign has brought the prejudices that people with Down Syndrome face and has pulled no punches in conveying just how frustrating and demeaning these can be. In the description of the video, CoorDown, leading Italian non-profit that promotes and protects the rights of people with Down syndrome said: “Our negative assumptions about people with Down syndrome can lead us to treat them in such a way that these assumptions become reality. “Why not reverse our perspectives? If we have positive assumptions about people with Down syndrome, we’ll give them more opportunities in their schools, workplaces, relationships and activities. And maybe these positive assumptions will become reality.” “Assume That I Can” Throughout the video, the protagonist, a young woman with Down Syndrome played by Madison Tevlin, challenges the low expectations that others have around her. These vary from simply having a cocktail to studying Shakespeare or living alone. Each time she is denied one of these opportunities, Tevlin reminds those stopping her from doing more that they are the ones limiting her, not her disability. …

Assumptions That Inhibit Your Confidence and Self-Growth

Assumptions That Inhibit Your Confidence and Self-Growth

Source: Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels In general, self-confidence is related to how much value a person places on themselves and their ability to hold that favorable attitude. Additionally, it includes the capacity to retain such positive beliefs in situations that are challenging, especially situations that include being evaluated by others. According to Orth, Robins, and Widaman, adults possessing high global self-esteem are more likely to have higher well-being, have better social relations, and experience more job satisfaction than their counterparts. Low self-confidence was found to be correlated with emotional problems, substance abuse, and eating disorders, among other challenges. Factors Impacting Confidence You can have low self-confidence for many reasons such as a negative self-perception, expectations from parents and caregivers as a child, peer pressure and/or rejection from friends or loved ones, interpersonal relationship challenges, unresolved trauma, loneliness, internalized shame, and societal and cultural messages. Self-Confidence in Youth and Adults A 2017 study showed that only 19 percent of girls in 6th grade say that they feel confident, and that number plummets to 6 percent by the time …

Why “adulthood” is impossible to define

Why “adulthood” is impossible to define

The markers of “growing up” are constantly evolving. Adam Maida / The Atlantic / Getty January 27, 2024, 8 AM ET This is an edition of The Wonder Reader, a newsletter in which our editors recommend a set of stories to spark your curiosity and fill you with delight. Sign up here to get it every Saturday morning. What does it really mean to “grow up”? As my colleague Julie Beck noted in 2016, markers of adulthood are always evolving, and a set definition is impossible to come by. (When I was a young child, I was convinced that turning 11 would signal adulthood in a significant way—something about the double one felt impossibly mature—but that didn’t really prove to be a helpful framework.) Each possible meaning of “adulthood”—financial independence, living alone, having kids—brings with it an assumption about what should matter, both to an individual and to society. Today’s newsletter explores some of these assumptions, and how the concept of “growing up” has changed. Americans Can’t Decide What It Means to Grow Up By …

Single People Share The Most Annoying Assumptions Non-Single People Make

Single People Share The Most Annoying Assumptions Non-Single People Make

If you’ve been single for any stretch of time, you know how presumptuous people can be about the way you live your life: They’re quick to offer advice on your love life, which, even if well-meaning, is rarely solicited by you. Or at work, they’ll assume that you can cover the holidays because hey, you’re single and your family lives in another state anyway. Society is rife with these kinds of sweeping assumptions. Just ask our readers. Below, they share the most annoying things people have presumed about being single. Responses have been lightly edited for clarity and length. 1. That I’m rich. “As a single person I’ve heard some wild assumptions about my lifestyle but none more ridiculous than the assumption that I have copious amounts of disposable cash. I have rent, utilities, phone and grocery bills just like everyone else, and I’m not going halfies on any of them! But for some reason it’s assumed that because I don’t have a partner or children that I have nothing and no one to spend …

Ariana Grande addresses ‘assumptions’ made about her amid Ethan Slater romance

Ariana Grande addresses ‘assumptions’ made about her amid Ethan Slater romance

Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Ariana Grande has addressed some of the “assumptions” that have been made about her amid her romance with Wicked co-star Ethan Slater. The 30-year-old took to her Instagram Story on 29 December to reflect on the last year. She shared a series of photos from each month of 2023, some of which included shots from the set of the movie musical adaptation of Wicked. Grande stars as Glinda in the upcoming film, alongside Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba. Along with her photo dump, Grande included a lengthy message about the mixed emotions she’s felt throughout 2023 to her Instagram Story. “One of the most transformative, most challenging, and yet happiest and most special years of my life,” she wrote. “There were so many beautiful yet polarised feelings. I’ve never felt more at the mercy of and in acceptance of what life was screaming to …

London Bridge: Facing Terror review – the documentary asking us to cast off lazy assumptions about killers | Television

Can a murderer be a hero? Is killing ever justified? What are the limits of compassion? Can people really change? London Bridge: Facing Terror certainly doesn’t shy away from the big questions. As it combs through the details of Usman Khan’s 2019 attack at Fishmongers’ Hall, this documentary – narrated primarily by three men who acted swiftly and courageously to bring the violence to an end – sets out to complicate stereotypical ideas about criminals, victims and onlookers who come to the rescue. Complicated is also how the programme ends up – not always in the best way – but a certain amount of confusion was probably inevitable: we are not dealing with a crime that can easily be repackaged into a neat morality tale. The attack began at a celebratory event for Learning Together, an organisation that attempted to help prisoners reintegrate into society. Khan, who was on licence from HM Prison Belmarsh where he had served time for terror offences, spoke publicly there about how he had benefited from the scheme. Afterwards, he …