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What You Don't Know About Me  By Ryan Shimek  (Age 12)

What You Don't Know About Me By Ryan Shimek (Age 12)

Hi – my name is Ryan Shimek. I am 12 years old and have a twin sister named Kaitlin. I have battled cancer. I was in the 2nd grade when it happened. I had just made the math bowl team and was playing baseball. I complained[...]


Meg’s Blog

Join Meg each week as she provides insight into what it is like to have (and to parent) a blatant physical difference, and to demonstrate what the 'beauty of imperfection' can truly mean.

Guest Flaunt

Essays from adults who flaunt their own difference, or how they have learned to embrace parenting a child with a difference, and share their own unique experience.

Teen Flaunt

In partnership with Scholastic's TeenBeing blog, essays from teenagers (age 13-19) who are just learning to accept themselves, and willing to flaunt their personal stories.

Kids Flaunt

Essays from kids (age 5-12) who have been inspired to flaunt by the slogan, "The things that make me different make me, me."

About Meg

Hi I am Meg Zucker, wife of my amazing husband John and parent of three awesome children, two who share my genetic condition. Click here if you'd like to read more about me and how I decided to devote my time and efforts celebrating difference.

Flaunt the Flaunt

It's time to flaunt with style! In partnership with Jennifer Stock, the Don't Hide It Flaunt peacock, is available as a charm in a custom-made jewelry line! Profit percentage goes to the incredible not-for-profit organization, "Runway of Dreams," also committed to celebrating difference.

DHIFI Facebook Updates!

Today I am sharing an extremely special Kid Flaunt, "What You Don't Know About Me," written by Ryan S. At age 12, as you will read Ryan has conquered a lot so please join me in showing him the DHIFI praise he (and his family) deserve. #DHIFIKidFlaunt #goRyan
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Just a note on the irony of my life: I love to cook, and particularly love Thanksgiving. Went grocery shopping last night-- getting ready to host/cook 15 for people. Checking out at the counter, I was once again reminded how strangers cannot fathom functioning with my hands. She asked if I needed help signing my credit card receipt. I turned to the cashier and said- "No worries, I got this!" Although in the past, this type of exchange would've bothered me for days. Today, somehow my attitude has shifted so much that I simply felt sorry for her that she doesn't get to taste my food! #Igotthis ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking back at party pics from yesterday, something tells me Charlie was born to flaunt! #borntoflaunt (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Better late than never! My latest blog post, "A Charmed Life," is up (finally!) Enjoy the rest of your fabulously flaunting weekend! #DHIFImegsblog ... See MoreSee Less

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The first thing my friend (Barmitzvah boy's mom) said to me who has known me for years was, "Yay Meg! So glad you are wearing something sleeveless!" Her comment reminded me of a quote I read early this morning before we left the house: "Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."--Joshua J. Marine ... See MoreSee Less

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Photo Flaunt

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