June 7, 2021

Equity, Education, and More with Heather Avis from the Lucky Few

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I’m using my Oprah voice.  Please welcome HEATHER AVIS!  That’s right, Heather Avis of the Lucky Few joins me in this week’s episode.  Heather is an author, blogger, narrative shifter, and shouter of worth.

In the episode, Heather talks about how The Lucky Few community began, the importance of having such a big community, and the impact that the community is making.  She has shared a lot online about her children’s educational experiences during the COVI-19 pandemic, and we break that apart, both with a discussion about what happened last year, and then – more importantly- about what needs to happen next year.  Heather also shares a lot about her children’s inclusion / educational placement journeys.  And we learn about Heather’s first children’s book, “Different,” which is available for pre-order now!  You’re going to want “Different” in your bag when you go to talk about your child’s disability to his or her class.

There’s so much to learn from other people’s journeys.  If COVID has taught us one thing, it’s that we need relationships with other people, and we can be very creative in connecting.  The Lucky Few community was already well established when the pandemic struck, and it’s a great example of how people from all over the world can connect in meaningful ways just by witnessing one bold family share its experiences.  I hope listening to Heather talk about her family’s journey sheds light on your circumstance.  It’s clear to see why The Lucky Few Community is so big… Heather is able to spread wisdom in real, digestible ways.  Have a listen and see for yourself!

Meet Heather: Heather Avis is founder and chief visionary officer at The Lucky Few, a social awareness brand on a mission to make a more inclusive and loving world with an emphasis on shifting the Down syndrome narrative. The author of the new children’s book “Different—A Great Thing to Be! she runs The Lucky Few’s hit Instagram account and is the author of a book and co-host of the podcast by the same name. A former education specialist teaching high school students, Heather is a mother to three adopted children and has been interviewed on numerous media outlets including The Today Show, Hallmark’s Home & Family, and written for TIME. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Josh, and their three kids Truly, August and Macy, the inspiration for “Different—A Great Thing to Be.” For more information, visit www.HeatherAvis.com & @TheLuckyFewOfficial 

Preorder “Different—A Great Thing to Be!” here: https://www.heatheravis.com/different#preorder


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