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ASK Dr. Applewhite About Perceptions of Beauty and Disability

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ASK Dr Applewhite

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Do you think people with disabilities are beautiful? Do most people perceive disabled persons as beautiful and productive? Ask Dr. Applewhite. People with visible and non-visible physical disabilities are reminded constantly by advertisements that able-bodied persons are beautiful, productive, and successful. However, most people hold the perception that a physically or mentally disabled person is just the opposite. Dr. Danita Applewhite is joined by Supermodel Beverly Johnson, Spokesperson for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation 2014 and recipient of the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award. They will share a unique perspective of how perceptions of beauty and disability can be changed.  This episode is a rerun previously broadcasted live May 2015.

The White Apple Institute Talk Show, is produced by the students and veterans of White Apple Institute (a nonprofit 501 c 3). We are dedicated to restoring hope and preventing underserved adult students with emotional challenges and disabilities from dropout/burnout from school, work, and LIFE! Let's encourage even those who have been out of the classroom for some time, to  "Take a bite of White Apple Wisdom and change the perception of 'disabled to differently-abled' to achieve their goals in higher education and succeed in the workforce!  Learn more about how to volunteer and sponsor a student veteran in the "Place your B.E.T.S. on our VETS" crisis intervention program. Visit, email us at or call 888-56-APPLE (888-562-7753)