Baker With Down Syndrome Opens Her Own Bakery After Numerous Job Rejections
For years, Boston resident Collette Divitto found her happy place in her parents’ kitchen.
Starting at age 15, she spent hours baking up a storm, honing her craft and discovering that baking was both her passion and something she excelled at.
For someone who finds themselves so naturally gifted at something they love, it seems only logical to assume that jobs would be lining up upon reaching adulthood. Unfortunately, Divitto has Down syndrome—so when she went around applying for jobs at age 22, she got turned down at every chance . . .