Dealing with a lot!

Dear Friends, I have had some absolutely exciting opportunities and achievements pop up lately! But this also stirs up all sorts of difficult feelings as well, like fear of failure and sadness over time lost and stress. Our brains are so funny! So I wrote a few poems today about all of this. This oneContinue reading “Dealing with a lot!”

2 Years Ago: A soul illuminated by a class

Dear Friends, Two years ago, I wrote my first real class assignment! It was for Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (ModPo), a course on Coursera taught by U Penn. It so lit up my life, and opened up my world to the power and art of poetry. The professor, Al Filreis, was so welcoming ofContinue reading “2 Years Ago: A soul illuminated by a class”

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”

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!”

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 Café 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”

From Leo in Bloom: My Christmas & New Year’s Message

Dear Friends, I am wishing all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Wow, I am so full of feelings and memories and ideas; I can’t capture it in words. But I am so absolutely and totally sensing love and hope in the universe. Despite sadness and tragedy and conflict, there is prevailing good.Continue reading “From Leo in Bloom: My Christmas & New Year’s Message”

For OpenTable: How Dining Out Brings Me Joy as an Autistic Person

Another exciting thing to share! Read it here. I was asked to write this after a content manager at OpenTable read my Bon Appetit magazine piece. I loved writing this and I hope you love reading it!

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”