Pink is for boys, blue is for girls...

Boy in pink - 1800's

Boy in pink - 1800's

"A June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department wrote, “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” Pink and Blue

People who know me know that I love to rattle the status quo. And I raise this pink/ blue debate as just another example of how many misconceptions surround us. When did 'pink become a girl's colour and blue for boys?' Does it really matter?

What matters is people assuming something without knowledge. 

Here's another one: "individuals with learning disabilities have low intelligence."

Wrong.

In fact: "individuals with learning disabilities have average to above average intelligence" Other studies will tell you that up to 33% of individuals with learning disabilities are gifted. Definition of LD

So what is it like to live with a learning disability? It's tough. But what is it like to live with people making the wrong assumptions about you? 

Let's find out - and then change it.