Wow. What can I say other than an enormous thank you. Orders have come flooding in which is truly amazing. LB’s pictures will be popping up all over the country, and further afield. A hearts and mind cascade. And such a collective response indicates that the current status of learning disabled people who (as with some other groups) are clearly not seen as full and valid citizens in many settings and spaces, is not acceptable.
One of the two pictures is also going to be used as the cover image on the abstract book for the Disability Studies Conference at Lancaster next September. This is particularly touching as I’ve attended this conference since it started back in the day and LB was a pup. It seems fitting that he will have a presence there (sob).
Lastly, a request from my mum; can you make sure you include your address with your orders? And if you haven’t, can you email it to her (firstname.lastname@example.org). She is starting to send the cards and pictures out tomorrow.