When I’m not obsessively visiting Butches + Babies daily for more glorious pictures of my community posing so handsomely with the babies in their lives, I’m reveling in the beauty of this family as they navigate the joys and challenges of raising a daughter with Down’s Syndrome while living in Laos. And it’s not just because Nava might be about the cutest toddler I’ve ever seen posing in her fashionable orange baby glasses.
I marvel at the deftness with which this family seems to navigate their world and the multiple identities they inhabit. I take so much joy in the fact that they have chosen to share their story with all of us, and in such a visual and visible way. And quite honestly, I simply cannot get enough of Nava’s smile.