Mother didn’t see kids like her daughter in back-to-school ads, so she made her own

A professional photographer and mother of six was tired of seeing back-to-school magazine ads that featured no one who looked like her 4-year-old daughter.

So, she organized her own back-to-school photo shoot.

Katie Driscoll, of Palos Park, Ill., told ABC News she looked at several catalogs that featured advertisements promoting back-to-school.

“I noticed that conscious decisions were made to include boys and girl and minorities, but I wondered why kids with disabilities weren’t included,” Driscoll told ABC News.

Driscoll, who owns 5 Boys + 1 Girl = 6 Photography, put out a casting call and gathered children that would represent all children returning to school. The photos feature students with backpacks, school supplies and a range of diversity.

“Companies don’t print ads without including minorities,” Driscoll told ABC News. “Children with disabilities is one of the largest minorities so why don’t we include them when casting for ads?”

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