In one of the most ambitious cover features in the history of women’s magazine Women’s Care, a young woman with a rare form of autism is shown with a cover story entitled “I am so excited to be a part of a magazine that is for everyone.”
In a recent article in the Australian Women’s Health Journal, writer and editor Emily Jones said she was inspired to tackle the issue of Down syndrome with a woman who is just shy of her first birthday, when she found herself sharing a room with her parents.
The article, titled “Who are you?” and published in March, showed a young man, who is a member of the community in his hometown of Port Macquarie, in Western Australia, and was a child of immigrants.
The young man and his parents have Down syndrome, and his mother was told by the authorities that she was too old to be in the care of a child with the condition.
“I am going to go to a doctor to get the diagnosis, and then I am going back to school and then they are going to make a decision about me having a baby and I’m going to have to wait a long time,” the young man said in the article.
“It’s just a really sad state of affairs.
“So the question is: ‘Are you?’ “
“Ms Jones said.”
The woman, who did not want to be named, said she had been a member, or member of a community, for a while, and she had come to feel “the need to be involved” in the magazine.””
Ms Jones said.
The woman, who did not want to be named, said she had been a member, or member of a community, for a while, and she had come to feel “the need to be involved” in the magazine.”
You are in a really good situation in your life and it has always been about making the best of it,” she said.”
There are a lot of people in your community that you can connect with and get to know.
“So it was nice to see it reflected back at me.”
She said she would be happy to do something similar for other people who might have similar experiences, as she had for a friend with Down Syndrome.
“She is a really brave young woman and I think it’s great that she is able to do what she wants to do and make a difference for people with disabilities and for those who are struggling,” she added.
Ms Jones, who teaches writing at the University of Queensland, said it was a great moment for women to be represented in a magazine dedicated to the needs of women with disabilities.
“The idea that we would be showing people with Down’s and other disabilities what we are all looking for is great,” she told ABC Radio Perth.
“And we know a lot about women with Down, we know they have issues, we can show them what we can do.”
We are a small group of women and we are able to take it from there and help them in some way.
“Ms Jones is a contributing writer to the magazine and has previously worked as a columnist and editor for the Australian Woman magazine.
She said the magazine would continue to include women with different disabilities.