A DAPPER CHICK
THE DAPPER CHICKS OF NEW YORK
Dapper Chicks of New York is a project I created to bring a community together. We are uniting to showcase individuality, and style. We are all different chicks, but we do have one common thing that binds us all together. We love fashion. We love men's fashion.
In blue, we stand for all of the people with Autism.
What is Autism? It's a severe developmental disorder which impairs one's ability to communicate and interact with others. We are cognizant of April being the month of awareness for Autism, but we deliberately chose to postpone the launch of this campaign to emphasize on the fact it extends far beyond one month. Just last week, a 15 year old girl and her family were kicked off a flight because she was autistic, and her behavior was considered "disruptive". There is a lack of education on the matter, and children with this disorder are often discriminated against and treated unfairly - A child is diagnosed with autism as frequently as every 20 mins. This is precisely the reason we want to help spread the word and educate people about the disorder. We want to promote inclusion and acceptance.
Autism is not a disease, it's an alternative way of being who you are. We're all different. Let's embrace our differences.