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Mardra Sikora

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By day Mardra balances a patchwork of community, advocacy, work and family. Also by day she writes. Co-author of The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome (Adams Media, 2016) and also the “Essay: Arguing Eugenics” released in 2013,The Future and Other Twists: A collection of short and super-short stories, and the book series The Innocent Prince which is still in the progress. Mardra Sikora believes in the power of words and uses both fiction and non-fiction to advocate for and with her adult son Marcus. We’d love to see you around the Grown Ups & Downs Blog, Facebook Page or follow Mardra and Marcus on Twitter.


1 in 700

theatre2When my son was born I read that 1 in 700 babies are born with Down syndrome. That statistic reassured me. I mean, that’s a lot of people. Surely every American at least knows someone who knows someone with Down syndrome.

It turns out, The Global Down Syndrome Foundation says that 38% of all Americans personally know someone with Down syndrome. I don’t really get that because the aver...

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“To achieve works of meaning, a writer (or any artist) must cut into himself and leave his soul on the canvas, exposed for anyone to do with what they please. Reject it. Spit on it. Swallow it whole. Whatever. It is done.”
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“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”
Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise!”
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“To achieve works of meaning, a writer (or any artist) must cut into himself and leave his soul on the canvas, exposed for anyone to do with what they please. Reject it. Spit on it. Swallow it whole. Whatever. It is done.”
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“Writing isn’t easy. Writing means telling the truth when I want to lie.”
Sherry McCaulley Palmer, Life with Charley: A Memoir of Down Syndrome Adoption

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