'See me as a human being, not a birth defect"
it's the 21st of March which is World Down Syndrome Day. This 2018 speech at the UN by activist and actor John Franklin Stephens is a must-see. Funny and affecting.
John Franklin ‘Frank’ Stephens speech to the UN is one of the great activist speeches, not just for its clarity and persuasive structure, but for its humour and humanity. Given it’s World Down Syndrome Day, it’s worth visiting this Speakola favourite. For it’s full power, you have to listen to it, watch it. Stephens has moments where he pauses or stutte…
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