Episode 88: Using TikTok To Normalize Family Life

Hand to Hold NICU Babies Parent Support podcast, Allison Sullivan

Guest: Allison Sullivan, Special Needs Mom, TikTok Creator

As we continue to share stories in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, mom of 5 (including a son with DS) Allison Sullivan shares how she uses TikTok to normalize family life. And, with more than 1.2M followers, we say she might be onto something.

In this episode, we chat about:

  • Tell us a little about your family.
  • When and why did you decide to launch a TikTok account?
  • What’s your primary content on your account?
  • One of your children has Down Syndrome. Did you ever worry that sharing about him on your social media accounts might elicit negative reactions?
  • Best part about having a child with DS? Most challenging?
  • During Down Syndrome Awareness Month, what do you want another DS mom to know?

Allison Sullivan is married to Seth and a mom of five. She believes in playing her part in the renewal and transformation of communities through walking humbly, acting justly and loving mercy. She is a writer and podcaster, loves good hospitality and meaningful service and is active in social justice causes to cultivate love and hope. Allison is a trauma-informed yoga instructor. For fun, she enjoys creating wholesome content through a family lens for over 1.2 million TikTok fans, long road trips with her family, girls’ nights out with her friends, thrifting, reading, and spending time at the beach. To relax, Allison watches Modern Family on the couch with her dogs.

Connect with Allison:

TikTok: @sullivanfamilytiktok  

Instagram: @allisonmsully 

YouTube: youtube.com/allisonsullivan 

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