Meet the First Model With Down Syndrome to Walk the Runway at Fashion Week

Jamie Brewer is so much more than what people label her.

She’s an actress, a model, an advocate for people with disabilities – and she just happens to have Down Syndrome. She absolutely loves inspiring other women with what she’s been able to accomplish.

Young girls and even young women … [see me] and say ‘hey, if she can do it so can I.’ It’s a true inspiration being a role model for any young women to [encourage them] in being who they are and showing who they are.

Take the risk. Take the chance. Put your heart and soul into it, because when you put your soul into it, you will become what you’ve always dreamed. You, yourself, will become a legend.

Jamie appeared at New York’s Fashion Week this year and modeled designs by Carrie Hammer. Hammer said, “What I love about Jamie is that having Down Syndrome is so not a large part of her identity.”

Jamie is an activist for intellectual disabilities, she is a writer and artist and amazing actress. Jamie really shows everyone that you can become what you imagine. I hope that, watching her, young women know they can become anything, do anything. Your circumstances don’t define you.

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