I've spoken about my fears of Mini not fitting into conventional societal standards here, mainly due to my own horribly misinformed preconceptions of what I thought life for a person with Down syndrome entailed. It was not a positive view. I saw her struggle to fit in, not be treated the same as other children, being pitied, and generally being left to the shadows, while other kids shone. Well, this is the second year she has been the star of a photocall for the launch of the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. The festival is in its 17th year now and is chock full of amazingly creative and talented artists bringing magic to theatres and venues across Galway city.