Monday, June 5, 2017

Model with Down Syndrome who became the first to front a beauty campaign blasts the lack of diversity in the fashion industry and says 'it's time to see more people with disabilities' - DAILY MAIL

by Stephanie Linning 
Originally published: June 2, 2017

A pioneering model with Down Syndrome has issued a rallying cry to the fashion industry to feature more people with disabilities in their campaigns. 

Katie Mead, from Des Moines, Iowa, last year became the first model with Down Syndrome to front a beauty brand and has seen her career go from strength to strength ever since. 

The 33-year-old now combines her career in front of the camera with her work as an ambassador for people with learning disabilities, and wants to encourage others to follow her into the industry.