My name is Minal Rosenblum. I am 18 years old and I am a Junior at Montclair High School in NJ. My interests are dance, acting, art, and hanging out with friends. Some years ago, I started creating handmade note-cards in my free time. I realized that when I am doing artwork, I don’t feel anxious.

One day, Ms. Wendy Lacey saw my note- cards and wanted to talk about them. She runs an amazing center called Cornerstone Montclair. This is an amazing place. Ms. Lacey believes in inclusion. She believes everyone can have a job when they have a disability. This place has an amazing store called The General Store. In this store, we are all included. Ms. Lacey asked me if I would sell my cards at The General Store. Now I do business there. Some of my note-cards designs are: watercolor flowers, decoupage, and marbled paper, which I have learned to make at the Montclair Art Museum.

My dream is to make notecards that make you happy and smile. Each card is an original design. I have my own business now. It is called True Colors Designs. Soon I will have my website. Meanwhile, if you are interested in buying my cards you can either buy them at The General Store at Cornerstone Montclair or email me at [email protected] if you do not live close by.

I already told you some things about myself but there is one part which you don’t even know. I have a disability. It is Down syndrome. One thing I learned is that having a disability is normal. You should be proud of who you are. Maya Angelou said that every woman is a phenomenal woman. Her poem means that it doesn’t matter the way you look. All women are beautiful in their own way. Women have the POWER.   I have a disability and nobody can mess with me.