February 16, 2023, 7:00 pm
Join us as we welcome Meg Zucker, lawyer, mother, advocate for disabilities awareness, and author. Meg Zucker is the Founder and President of Don’t Hide It Flaunt It (“DHIFI”). Meg has a genetic condition called, “ectrodactyly” that she passed on to two of her three children.
Ectrodactyly is a genetic condition which caused her to be born with one finger on each hand, shortened forearms, and one toe on each misshapen foot.
A lawyer with over twenty years of experience in the field of anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism on Wall Street, Meg found her DHIFI calling in 2009 when her oldest son of three children was bullied on the playground in elementary school because of his difference. Deciding to make “lemonade from lemons,” that experience created an opportunity for Meg to speak to students, teachers and other faculty at schools about the importance of unconditional acceptance of one another.
Fast forward, DHIFI is now a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that, among other things, partners with Scholastic Inc. to create “Flaunt It” related programming in schools. Also, sharing DHIFI’s mission of empowerment and empathy, Meg has been both published and featured in national magazines and newspapers and featured on television including Today (NBC) and The Learning Channel.