All I Can Say

Dear Friends, Here are some tough feelings I have been heavy with this week. Thank you to Unrestricted Interest for sharing this in your newsletter, The Listening World (I recommend subscribing for more poems from neurodivergent authors, including some of my friends)! Link: https://thelisteningworld.substack.com/p/all-i-can-say I am so hoping this resonates with you. Your Friend, DannyContinue reading “All I Can Say”

My Birthday Message

Dear Friends, Wow, I am 37 today! I decided to re-post the poem I wrote for my birthday last year. I am still so just beginning my life with communication, and this is only my third birthday since having Spelling access in my daily life. Each milestone brings joy, pride, and also gratitude, but alsoContinue reading “My Birthday Message”

We are us

Dear Friends, I am so glowing from Motormorphosis! Wow! I want to share a poem I wrote about how it felt to be in such an accepting community in person. This was my first time at a large public event centered on nonspeaking autistic folks, and it was such a space of understanding and comfortContinue reading “We are us”

The universe is learning

Dear Friends, I wrote this poem yesterday to try to sort through my feelings and swirling thoughts. It helped to share with my friends at Neurolyrical CafĂ© this evening. I share them with you now. Your Friend, Danny — The universe is learningby Danny Whitty I.What the world is coming toComing fromAnd going toWill itContinue reading “The universe is learning”

I Dwell in Possibility & Poetry

Friends! It is time for my favorite course to start again! I took Modern & Contemporary American Poetry on Coursera with U Penn last year, and it changed my life. It was my first chance to learn in a real course, and it introduced me to my appreciation of poetry and to an amazing community.Continue reading “I Dwell in Possibility & Poetry”

Years

Dear Friends, Wow. I am 36 today! It has been the most amazing year. Beyond my still newly accessible words. But I want to express my immense joy for your friendship and support of my astounding journey so far. I am only just beginning! Love, Danny Years by Danny K. Whitty So all my allContinue reading “Years”

New York Triptych

Tara and I had an absolutely fantastic trip to NYC last month. This was our first trip with just the two of us, and so it was a huge milestone for me. We were a bit worried about my regulation, but I usually am so captivated by travel that I am generally more regulated whileContinue reading “New York Triptych”

Father’s Day & Grief

Today I think of my Papa as I most love to remember him: My best cheerleader! He was so full of vibrant joy and optimism, and so enthusiastic about our little routines. He staunchly defended me at all times. He was delighted by our friendship. He made me feel worthy of genuine interest. He wasContinue reading “Father’s Day & Grief”

Curtains Up

Dear Friends, Maybe you have heard of the new film MUSIC by Sia. It has been distressing me for a while now, but it was too upsetting to think or talk about. Now that I have read more about it and seen the trailer, I am even more appalled and disgusted and hurt. It isContinue reading “Curtains Up”