Thursday

Us communing with Serra at Dia Beacon. 
We're off to NYC on the train today. 
Keep voting for sweet Qiu: 
We don't expect her to win, but there's something important here about challenging the conventional concepts of beauty, and about the fact that a child who has had two major facial surgeries could be nominated for something like this. It means something to me, and to the self-esteem of so many children who will face the same challenges that she has faced and will face. 

15 comments:

Yoli said...

Maia, I keep voting for her and abvocating for her. We all have grown to care for her so deeply and we have always been aware of her beauty which is undeniable.

miss k said...

ok c'est voté!
Q is beatiful enough to win, with or without surgery ;-)
A très bientôt et bonne année
jennifer

yaminoute said...

quelle jolie photo de famille!!!

Cavatica said...

I voted and I think she's stunning.

FDChief said...

I've been stuffing ballots like a Chicago alderman; twice from the work computers and once from home. I agree that it's more than just a popularity contest; QQ's unconquerable spirit glows through her elegant look, and I want her to be there to signify to all the other moms and kiddos who will see her. "There is no death where the spirit lives."

Mlle Paradis said...

love r. serra! happy travels!

angela said...

Maia, so cool that Q was nominated! (although it comes as no surprise)
I'll keep voting, and spread the word!

smudgetikka said...

My vote is in for her too.

Evelyne said...

Voté pour la little miss Sunshine...
Bon séjour à New York...tu rencontreras peut-être Petite Chérie et sa maman !

monica said...

You've got my vote. Cleft? What cleft?

CdP said...

Ok ! Voté !!

CdP said...

Je vais vite voter!

liza said...

I hope you are having a fantastic trip!

Bichos da Matos said...

I just have voted for her, Q. deserves to win, she's really beautiful and photogenic! Hooray for unconventional beauty:-)

Kickcan and Conkers said...

I'm voting too ( I was in fact part of the panel and she got my vote there so pleased everyone chose her as well).
Qui captures the camera, she's bubbly, full of life and illuminates...