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Caterina Scorsone on Down syndrome and why it’s all about difference, not disability

Actress Caterina Scorsone is best known for her role as the passionate and rebellious Dr. Amelia Shepherd on the iconic series, Grey's Anatomy. Beyond her life on set, however, Caterina is also the mother to two girls, 6-year old Eliza and 2-year old Paloma.

Paloma was born with Down syndrome—a chromosomal condition associated with intellectual and developmental delays. And since Paloma's birth in 2016, Caterina has become a prominent voice on social media for raising awareness about the condition. In 2018, Caterina made multiple headlines for her Instagram post during Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

In this episode, Liz and Caterina talk about how Caterina processed her daughter's condition, and learned to embrace her daughter's differences rather than view them as "disabilities".

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Liz is an award-winning journalist and editor, and the co-founder of Motherly. A former Washington Post editor, she thrives on all things digital community + social media strategy. She's passionate about helping to provide women with more support, (and way less judgment), on the journey through motherhood. This podcast is an extension of her commitment to hosting honest conversations about modern motherhood. Liz resides outside NYC with her husband, two sons, one daughter and one amazing au pair.

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