Cora Slocum is not your average four-year-old girl. She’s a model. Are you a model? Were you a model at four? We certainly weren’t. But what’s great about Cara and several other models from the Livie and Luca back-to-school campaign is that they’re being celebrated for their differences. Cara has Down syndrome, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t worthy of being the face of the back-to-school season. The motto of the campaign: #imgoingbacktoschooltoo.
It’s a great initiative, just in the sense that the brand is stepping up and commanding attention for Cara and her friends. But additionally, the company plans to donate one dollar for every dollar donated to the #changingthefaceofbeauty fundraiser.
So excited to see this beautiful girl taking over the Internet. Go Cora! #imgoingbacktoschooltoo #changingthefaceofbeauty #livieandluca A photo posted by Livie & Luca (@livieandluca) on
And, honestly, dispelling any stigma associated with children with Down syndrome is a good thing. Just look how gorgeous and bubbly little Cara is with her lollipop and playful smile. It is pretty darn heartwarming, unless, say, you’re a monster.
And it’s not just one company breaking the barriers. Madeline Stuart has been selected as a model at New York Fashion Week, and even kids brand Matilda Jane Clothing has used models with disabilities. Basically, everyone involved deserves a high five because they’re amazing.