"the 24-year-old Amanda Malmberg's dream is to become a politician. The goal is to improve the lives of all with disabilities. "
"she has a mild variant of Down's syndrome. "
"– My diagnosis is my super power, " says Amanda Malmberg. "
"it All started with that Amanda Malmberg listened to Jan björklund's (L) sommartal at Stortorget in Malmö, 2018. She fell for what he said about the right to assistance for disabled people and how he spoke. "
"– He was the straight man and I liked everything he said, " says Amanda Malmberg."
"A month after the speech was Amanda, a member of the Liberals. In January she was also nominated for an advisory vote on the list to the european Parliament. Amanda was among the 100 best in the well, first of all, but her name did not end up on the ballot. "
" I got the 23 points. It is quite amazing that so many people want to see me in the european Parliament, " says Amanda."
"”Politicians should have a lower salary”"
"Her primary concern is people with disabilities living conditions and she enjoys the right to assistance and escorts have been limited way too much:"
"– we All have just as much right to breathe and be involved in society. Therefore, it is important not to pick off the escorts and assistants. Do you make it so we can't live as others. "
"For the funding of assistance and escorts to Amanda exercise utjämningspolitik. Well-paid politicians to stand back in order to make society more fair. "
"– to Cut the politicians salary to 75% of what it is now and add the money to restore the LSS (the act concerning support and service for certain disabled persons) and the right to assistance. The money will also go to the mental health and care and school for the disabled. It is fair. "
" Amanda is talking animatedly with a strong voice. "
"Självtroende, there is nothing wrong. But the road here has been long. School was a tough time. "
"– Of the bullying I got panikångestattacker because I had a hard time putting into words what I have been through. Now I have put down my foot and standing against bullies. They should not be allowed to stop me."
"Warn The sweden democrats"
"Now, Amanda wrote a book about his life and holds lectures about mental illness and how it is to live with a disability."
" It started with that one teacher asked if I wanted to hold a lecture at the college where I went. So then I held a lecture for 200 people. It was awesome. "
"The last year has Amanda been worried that The sweden democrats will have a major influence. She says they are for a discriminatory policy."
"– They have nothing for us with disabilities. So they can throw in the wall, " she says."
"the Dream is to work with politics in any form. A friend who thought she had good opinions said recently that ”you should be prime minister, " Amanda.” "
"Really so big dare she not dream. "
"– It is unreasonable, but of course you can dream. I would for example be able to sit in a social welfare board or a skolnämnd. I would absolutely do well. "
"Live: In the satellitlägenhet in Lund"
"Family: Parents, dog and boyfriend in Stockholm."
"Current: Active in the Liberals and want to be the first politician with Down's syndrome. Has written a book about his life :”My young fast paced life: Through difficulties to the stars”. Was nominated for the Liberals ' advisory vote for the list to the european Parliament."
"More about Amanda: Influences on Youtube, sitting in Downföreningens UP-prisjury. Got myself the award last year when she also was master of ceremonies for the Rock the socks festival at the museum of world culture."
"► Down's syndrome, is a syndrome due to a chromosomal abnormality – that the person has three instead of two copies of the chromosomes in the pair 21."
"► Approximately 1 in 650 children in Sweden are born with Down syndrome. The probability of having a child with Down syndrome increases with the mother's age. It is estimated that between 5 000 and 10 000 people in Sweden have been diagnosed with."
"► Nearly everyone with Downs syndrome has an intellectual disability, which can vary from mild to severe. It can do that it takes a longer time to learn and understand things, and can sometimes cause speech problems. There is also an increased risk for other medical problems, such as vision problems, heart problems or hearing loss. "
"Source: Swedish Downföreningen, Nationalencyklopedin"