Four-year-old with Down syndrome models in a festive American Girl catalog shoot – while her mother encourages other brands to & # 39; children of all levels & # 39; to include in their advertisements
- Ivy Kimble, from Illinois, played in the new October American Girl catalog
- The young person was depicted with the hand of another child model while wearing a doll in a matching red dress like her
- Her mother, Kristin, said that Ivy in the catalog was a & # 39; mother's dream & # 39;
- & # 39; We want to keep seeing children of all levels in print, & # 39; said the mother
- American Doll sells dolls with hearing aids and wheelchairs, but the company still has to make a doll with Down syndrome or similar handicaps
A four-year model with Down syndrome inspires other young people with disabilities by appearing in the October issue of the American Girl catalog.
Ivy Kimble, from Illinois, posed alongside another children's model for a festive theme campaign in the magazine, which advertises new products and accessories for the American Girl range.
The young person posed in a red dress that was similar to that of one of the dolls sold by American Girl, while holding the hand of the older child model, who also held a doll in a matching outfit.
Cute addition: Ivy Kimble, four, played in the new October American Girl catalog. The young person is a child model with Down syndrome
Happy news: her mother, Kristin Kimble, said that Ivy in the catalog was a & # 39; mother's dream & # 39;
Kirstin Kimble spoke with WLS that her daughter gets the chance to pose for the doll catalog and describes it as a & # 39; mother's dream & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I have four girls and one of them in the catalog [American Girl] is every mother's dream, & # 39; Kimble said.
& # 39; But especially if you have a child with Down syndrome, there is not much printing or media with many children with Down syndrome. So it's a big deal for her. I mean, she's a cute little girl and she has Down syndrome and she's in the catalog. & # 39;
The mother then made a list of a number of models and influencers who also have Down syndrome, including Jack Brumpton, Kate Grand and Sofia Sanchez; each of them has removed barriers with different brands by playing in campaigns.
Kimble hoped that more companies and brands would have a disability limitation in advertisements.
& # 39; For us, we want to continue to see children of all levels in pressure, & # 39; she said. & # 39; And I think it's great that these companies are trying to make the conscious effort to keep putting them under pressure. & # 39;
Full distribution: & # 39; We want to keep seeing children of all levels in print, & # 39; said the mother and added: & # 39; My hope is that … it will stop being a conscious effort and it will just become natural & # 39;
Mattel, who owns companies such as American Girl and Barbie, has in recent years focused on producing more inclusive toys for children.
American Girl has released dolls with hearing aids, insulin pumps, wheelchairs, crutches and even assistance dogs.
Special: Ivy & # 39; s mother described her appearance in the catalog as a & # 39; dream & # 39;
But according to a mother who created one petition against American Girl the company still has to make a doll with Down syndrome.
The petition was made by a woman named Beth Scott, whose 13-year-old daughter has Down syndrome. According to the woman, it was seven years ago that she urged American Girl and Mattel to make a doll, but so far she has not been lucky.
From 5 November, the petition has more than 32,000 signatures from people who want the dolls to be more inclusive for people with disabilities.
Showing Ivy in the new American Girl catalog may be the conscious decision of the brand to be more inclusive for handicaps, but the model's mother hopes it will become second nature to brands in the future.
& # 39; My hope is that … it will stop being a conscious effort and it will just become natural, & # 39; she said. & # 39; They can be seen everywhere. & # 39;
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