This month, the post I would like to share from our post-40 blogging community as the one not to be missed is ‘How Would you Use your 13 Minutes?’ – featuring Down’s syndrome campaigner and mother, Hayley Goleniowska. In this post, Hayley takes us through her nerve-jangling journey of preparing to give a TEDx talk around the birth of her youngest child, Natty.
In the words of TEDx:
Hayley will challenge you to think differently about Down’s syndrome, talking honestly about overcoming fear. Hayley is gently changing perceptions of Down’s syndrome with her powerful words. She is the founder of award-winning blog Downs Side Up, which offers encouragement and advice to new families with a Down’s syndrome diagnosis.
And gentle is exactly the right word to describe Hayley and her methods of persuasion. We are compelled to listen to her not by a browbeating of her message, but by one of gentle speech and understanding of the parenting experience wherever we all are on that particular spectrum.
How would you use 13 minutes to tell the most important story of your life thus far? This is how Hayley used hers to beautiful (and gentle) effect:
YouTube Video – Overcoming the Fear of Down’s Syndrome
Downs Side Up blog post – TedX: Down’s Syndrome – Beyond the Barrier of Fear
Post-40 Bloggers’ feature – How Would You Use Your 13 Minutes?
Find Hayley also on:
Twitter – DownsSideUp
Facebook – DownsSideUp
Instagram – DownsSideUp
See you next month with another pick from talented bloggers and writers aged 40+. And do join us if you would like a chance to have your blog or work regularly read for features on the Post-40 Bloggers’ content-rich website. Who knows, it might be your post filling this coveted BritMums spot next month!
Also a reminder that we are always looking to add talented bloggers and writers aged 40+ to our Instagram gallery of, well, talented bloggers and writers aged 40+! Easy submission details in our Instagram bio.
Until next month, my best, Mel