Madeline said, "It's time people realize that people with Down Syndrome can be beautiful and should be celebrated". What Madeline is doing is very courageous and is a big step forward in breaking stereotypes. It takes strength for anyone to stand up for what they believe in, but Madeline is not letting anyone stop her. Along with getting the message out that people with a disability can do anything, Madeline is also trying to inspire others to stand up and do something similar.
A similar event happened over at New York Fashion Week when Jamie Brewer became the first woman with down syndrome to walk the runway. Like Madeline Stuart, she stepped out of societies boundaries and made a change. Brewer was described as "an absolute star", not only for being present at the event but also because she is an activist for people with disabilities. I believe that these two women, coming out like this, will really have an impact on our society. While the typical models in a magazine may be known as beautiful, the women like Brewer and Stuart are more than beautiful because they are making a change.