Actress And Model With Down Syndrome Jamie Brewer Has A Message For People Who Use Disparaging Language
March 8, 2018 17:39 By Fabiosa
Californian-born Jamie Brewer was always interested in all forms of arts. She started her cinema career with acting classes in 1999 and, in 2011, made her first debut on television as Adelaide "Addie" Langdon in the horror series American Horror Story: Murder House. She then appeared in the third, fourth, and seventh seasons of the TV show.
— Jamie Brewer (@MsJamieBrewer) April 14, 2017
Jamie has been an activist for the Down syndrome community. She served on the ARC Governmental Affairs Committee for Texas to improve legal rights and recognition for disabled people and persuaded the senators to pass the law for Texas to abolish the word "retarded" in state legislation. She continues to fight for the rights of people with disabilities within the state.
It's worth to mention that in the United States, until 1984, doctors refused to perform life-saving procedures on people with Down's syndrome. Moreover, by 1981, 60,000 people with this condition have been forced to go through sterilization.
— Jamie Brewer (@MsJamieBrewer) October 5, 2017
Brewer has a message to all people who use disparaging language towards individuals with disabilities.
Jamie has a successful acting career. On February 1st, she made her New York stage debut in the premiere of Lindsey Ferrentino’s play Amy and the Orphans. The story follows a woman with Down syndrome who reunites with her two siblings after the death of their father.
— broadway.com (@broadwaycom) March 1, 2018
Brewer also appeared on a catwalk during New York Fashion Week, which made her the first model in the show with Down syndrome. She was wearing an outfit by designer Carrie Hammer as part of Hammer's "Role Models Not Runway Models" show. Jamie was selected for outstanding accomplishments in her field.
Jamie Brewer is a truly inspiring young woman who has become a role model for many people all over the world.