Being attacked for having a child with albinism

Being attacked for having a child with albinism

Since giving birth to my platinum-haired, blue-eyed son back in 2004, I’ve always been a proud supporter and advocate for albinism awareness. My beautiful boy as a baby in 2004 I started this blog to share my experiences in having a child with albinism and to...
My hopes as an albinism parent for #IAAD2016

My hopes as an albinism parent for #IAAD2016

Next Monday, 13 June, is International Albinism Awareness Day (#IAAD). The theme for this year’s awareness campaign is “celebrate diversity, promote inclusion, protect our rights.” These are all basic human rights, aren’t they? These could...
Demystifying Albinism – Real Life Albinism Role Models

Demystifying Albinism – Real Life Albinism Role Models

As a parent of a child with albinism, it’s been difficult over the years to find real life role models for my son to follow. Role models can be hard to come by when you consider just how rare albinism is. Latest UN figures put the average occurrence of albinism...
Proud Mama Moments

Proud Mama Moments

This last week has been huge here in the Russell Household. We’ve had appointments, health scares and car issues. Not to mention school commitments, sickness and extra-curricular activities to deal with as well. I also started an online copywriting course. And...
The real face of albinism

The real face of albinism

Today I’m the proudest mum on the earth. My son gave 10 presentations to his schoolmates talking about his experience as a person with albinism in the lead up to International Albinism Awareness Day on Saturday, June 13. He proudly wore a crazy hat as part of...

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