Distinguished American Speaker Meg Zucker Celebrates Differences

Ambassador Shapiro and Ms. Julie Fisher hosted Distinguished American Speaker Meg Zucker, creator of the website and blog “Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It,” for an inspirational discussion on “Celebrating Differences,” Friday, February 20. Meg has been an advocate for all people with differences, helping them to flaunt rather than conceal that which makes them unique. As she said, “The Things That Make me Different, Make me, Me.” Ambassador Shapiro introduced the program emphasizing America’s focus of building a more perfect union stating that “We as a society are stronger when we celebrate each other’s differences whatever they may be.” AKIM –Givatayim: a branch of the National Association for the Habilitation of People with Intellectual Disabilities, presented a small art exhibition, while three of AKIM’s Moadon Reut singers sang songs of optimism and hope. Meg was born with a rare condition known as ectrodactyly, which she laughingly comments sounds like a dinosaur, but just means missing digits. Meg’s missing digits and shortened forearms often made her the subject of curiosity, derision and fear, but she has embraced uniqueness, and sought to help others embrace their differences. She is a successful anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism lawyer.