14-Year-Old Artist With Down Syndrome Tackles Stigma

A 14-year-old artist with Down syndrome is the creative director of her own brand. See some of her work here.

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Sophia Pineda was born into a Peruvian-American family. She has Down syndrome and creates beautiful works of art. Now, she's launching her own business.
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Sophia became passionate about art last summer. Her family has immersed her in various activities since she was young.
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Her mom says she seems to capture the spirit of whatever item she is painting
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Once friends and neighbors starting asking Sophia to create art for them, her family decided to make a business out of her art.
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The Pineda family hopes this venture will grant Sophia more independence.
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Sophia hopes to soon sell everything from notecards to handbags.
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Her father, Andre Pineda, says there's still a big stigma related to having a child with a disability in the Latino community.
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Sophia Pineda is seen here with her family and News4's David Culver.
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Her art teacher says she is never afraid to take chances with her art.
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