It is one year to the day that the Super Power Baby Project book launched; a wonderful day.
Since then the book, and the children in it, have encouraged and given hope to families and communities further afield than those at the launch could have imaged. Just in the past week the project has been profiled in the Huffington Post and AOL, then on sites in Hungary and in Poland. A quick interweb translation shows that while each site has its own unique take on the images and story the common thread is one of beauty and ability.
So, with growing interest in the message of the book, it was absolutely incredible to see the announcement today that the book's author and photographer Rachel Callander has been nominated and is a finalist in the 2015 Attitude Awards for 'Making a Difference' held on December 3 - World Disability Day.
The Attitude Awards website tells us that they were "First held in 2008, the Attitude Awards are national awards that celebrate the achievements of people who live with disability. The aim of the event is to shine a spotlight on the disability sector, and draw attention to the one in four New Zealanders who live with disability. The awards salute artists, sportsmen and women, people with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health issues, young and old. We also pay tribute to the employers who work alongside people with disabilities to ensure they are able to contribute their skills to society and live full and satisfying lives." - which we think is just brilliant.
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