Moa Kirgaren

January 22, 2018

 

 

Your name/a little about yourself?

My name is Moa and I live in Sweden with my mum and sister. I am 19 years old and I have Down Syndrome. When my mom was pregnant with me, she was not able to take the tests that are available today.  She had a feeling that something wasn't right, but everyone assured her that it was. My mom loves me and is so happy that I came into her life. She trained me a lot, When I was a little girl, she taught me to use sign language as a way to communicate. I like to act, I go to a theatre group on Mondays and I always have a great time there. In September I went to a theatre camp in Portugal.

One thing I am proud of is that I was in an exhibition called Icons. There were 21 different models with down syndrome who each portrayed a different icon in history. I have the portrait of me at home and I just love it, I am so proud. I use my Instagram account to impact the view on Down Syndrome. For parents, relatives and everybody else to see there is nothing more perfect.
 

How do you stay positive and focused?

I stay positive and focused just by living my life on my own terms. Doing things I like makes me happy and that keeps me going. I don't worry about what other people think because I am perfect just the way I am and my life is perfect just the way I live it. 

 

Any words of advice for other girls out there?

I want to show the world that Down Syndrome is UP Syndrome. From me to all you young girls and women out there, You are perfect just the way you are!

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