Catching up & my blue skies

Dear Friends, Wow, it seems like it has been a long time since I have posted! I was so drained from an emotionally profound and physically tiring trip. It was so amazing, though, and I am so inspired by it. I want to catch up with you all about so much, but today I wantContinue reading “Catching up & my blue skies”

The Father Land

Dear Friends, Greetings from the Emerald Isle! I am so overwhelmed with emotions about this trip to my father’s homeland. It is a gorgeous country with a troubled and rich past. And it is a place of such spiritual depth. It is where my father grew up and spent his youth before setting off forContinue reading “The Father Land”

A chat with my main CRP and ally: separation, autonomy, and opportunity

Dear Friends, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I am having a lovely day with my family. My sister and main CRP Tara leaves tomorrow for Ireland and will be there for ten days before the rest of us join her. This is the longest we’ve been apart since we gained fluency justContinue reading “A chat with my main CRP and ally: separation, autonomy, and opportunity”

Leo in Bloom: Blooming Again!

Dear Friends, I am so thrilled that our project Leo in Bloom has been reborn as a platform to feature nonspeaking autistic voices, with a new theme every other month! We just wrapped up our first month in this form, on the theme “Advocating as Nonspeaking Autistics.” It featured contributions from several of my impressiveContinue reading “Leo in Bloom: Blooming Again!”

Happy Earth Day!

Dear Friends, Happy Earth Day! I am so eager to share my love and wonder for our amazing planet! A big part of my journey over the past two years has been getting to know Mother Ocean more deeply. But even before that, I have always found solace in nature. And many of my peersContinue reading “Happy Earth Day!”

Communicating with My Most Precious Person

Dear Friends, My mom and I had a huge breakthrough today in our Spelling to Communicate partnership! It has been a long journey, even though I absolutely love her and want nothing more than to be able to communicate fluently with her. Communication is a complex and mysterious phenomenon in many ways, and I don’tContinue reading “Communicating with My Most Precious Person”

A New & Empowering View of Myself

Dear Friends, Today is my 2nd anniversary of being fluent with Tara! And I want to mark it by sharing an important shift in how I view myself. As many apraxic folks do, I have long struggled with my body. I came to view it as an unruly opponent, an obstacle to all I wantedContinue reading “A New & Empowering View of Myself”

A Weekend of Building Community

Dear Friends, I just had the most amazing few days with the community behind Teva Community! We worked with several awesome volunteers who shared so much energy to renovate cabins for our camp. Everyone helped in their own way – clearing debris, organizing food, building and installing the interiors! I was a bit sad myContinue reading “A Weekend of Building Community”

Springing Ahead!

Dear Friends, Happy spring to you! At least for Northern Hemisphere folks! I have been having the most full and joyful couple of weeks. It feels like my body is so aligned with my mind, and that is so rare – but it has felt so smooth for many days! And my heart feels soContinue reading “Springing Ahead!”