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Taking Born Just Right to the Next Level

Two years ago, Born Just Right started creating more design workshops for kids with physical differences. We have tested different ways to introduce design and encourage iterations while building a level of confidence that can come from creating something from scratch. Next week, Born Just Right plans to work with five of our workshop attendees…

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Innovation and Inclusion with Barbie

When Jordan spoke up about her hope to see more limb differences represented in toys, she did not expect anything would happen beyond gathering signatures on Because she spoke up, she worked with the Barbie design team on a new doll that wears a prosthetic leg. And now, Jordan got to shoot a video…

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Introducing Born Just Right – The Book

It’s a big deal book birthday today. The book Jordan and Jen wrote together, BORN JUST RIGHT, is now on sale across the United States. We are tremendously proud to share Jordan’s story with so many people who may have never heard about our organization or the cool design ideas Jordan has shown off in…

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Born Just Right The Book Launch

We are officially one month away from the release of the book, BORN JUST RIGHT. Jordan and I worked together for the last two years to help share her life story. We are immensely proud of the book and the opportunity to share it with the world. We hope to have a chance to see…

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Microsoft Garage to Host Next BOOST by Born Just Right

We are thrilled to announce that our next BOOST by Born Just Right workshop on April 13-14 in Cambridge, Massachusetts will take place at the Microsoft Garage. At the end of the two-day workshop, participants have a chance to show off their prototypes as part of the Cambridge Science Festival thanks to the Cambridge Innovation…

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Project Unicorn in the MSI Chicago Wired to Wear Exhibit

People keep saying we are on fire this year. It’s kind of wild to think all our organization and Jordan has accomplished but what we are doing this year is based on work we’ve had underway for YEARS. Our next big event is this WEEK. Jordan’s Project Unicorn prototype and another participant in our BOOST…

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Parenting Teens With a Little Extra Help

[This post is sponsored by the Center for Parent and Teen Communication.  All opinions are my own.] Parenting is an adventure. I’ve documented a lot of it right here on this blog for a long time. But lately, I haven’t shared my parenting as much. Mainly, because we are incredibly busy while growing a nonprofit.…

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Mission Accomplished: BOOST by BJR in Bogotá

We are so proud of what Born Just Right’s Senior Program Director Kate Ganim could accomplish with Bogotá’s Fabrilab across two design-packed Saturdays. Four kids had a chance to develop prototypes based on their own limb differences and learn how to make those ideas a reality. Kate wrote up her experience from this past weekend:…

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New BOOST Inventions in Bogotá

Our first international BOOST by Born Just Right workshop started out strong with the help of four creative kids. They gathered with their parents at the Fabrilab, a 3D printing and design center in Bogotá, Colombia. Our Senior Program Director Kate Ganim is in the city and was able to launch one of our workshops…

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