Fighting

How have you been affected by discrimination in your life?

I have been severely impacted.

How have you been affected by discrimination in your life? I have been severely impacted. Just because it is my fate to be an apraxic and autistic man, without easy means of communication, my needs and rights have been overlooked. It has meant that decades of my life have been spent in a state of limited opportunities and wallowing in unheard misery. This is something I want to change for others like me. I am committed to help youth who struggle to speak with conventional means.

I also feel strongly that social justice is intersectional. I hold the rights of other marginalized groups in my heart. This includes racial justice, women’s rights, disability justice, and environmental justice. Immigrant and refugee rights are particularly important here in San Diego

Join me in my journey of learning more and advocating!


POSTS

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”

Super Exciting Update: Teva Community (& Matching Campaign!)

Friends! A super exciting announcement: I am a recently-elected member of the board of directors for Teva Community, a fantastic initiative for building community for nonspeaking autistic folks! We had a wonderful visit to the community site in Prescott, Arizona, last week. I have so much to share, but for now, please read below aboutContinue reading “Super Exciting Update: Teva Community (& Matching Campaign!)”

The world-expanding gift

The people in my life are like my angels! The people in my life are my hope for humanity. They are the manifestation of all that humanity needs to thrive. Their wonderful and vibrant hearts truly are the magic needed to transform our world! Though it seems so saccharine, this sentiment rings true even uponContinue reading “The world-expanding gift”

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”

The Ocean & Us Ep2: Hero of Malaysia’s Marine Mammals

We talked with wonder woman Dr. Louisa Ponnampalam about her inspiring work to study and conserve Malaysia’s marine mammals, the underdogs that are Indo-Pacific finless porpoises, the need to share knowledge with all, and how she manages to do it all! Learn about her team’s work here and on Facebook!

State of Disunion

Dear Friends, I am so distraught over how many voted for hateful and unethical and greedy forces. It is so painful to my autistic soul. I have been so dysregulated over this, it feels like I am losing my mind. I know it is not a surprise to the long-marginalized. But it is still heart-wrenching.Continue reading “State of Disunion”

Vote!

Tomorrow is Election Day here in the US! It is a little late to share this, but I had a rough few weeks. So here it is, the Spellers and Allies Advocacy Network’s voting blog! Here is my main quote: “The upcoming election represents more than a partisan battle. It is about human rights andContinue reading “Vote!”

Peace and Poetry 2 of 2

Hi again friends! Here are two more of my peace poems and my blurb about peace! Please scroll to see all of the featured works! I am Danny Kentaro Whitty. I am full of hopes and visions for a more just and peaceful world. As a minimally- and unreliably-speaking autistic, I share these hopes andContinue reading “Peace and Poetry 2 of 2”

Peace and Poetry 1 of 2

Hi Friends! One of my poems is shared in this series by Art of Autism on peace! Also a quote (with my middle name misspelled) on what autistics can say about peace. Please take a look at all the featured works and then scroll down to see my poem! Sirens to symphony by Danny WhittySoundsContinue reading “Peace and Poetry 1 of 2”

Spellebrity Interview!

Thanks to my amazing community, I was selected as the Four-Star Spellebrity for I-ASC’s Spelltember! This is a wonderful honor that I truly appreciate. I was interviewed by my hero Elizabeth Vosseller about my views on communication and inspiration. The interview is posted here. Below is an excerpt: “I find so much inspiration from soContinue reading “Spellebrity Interview!”

Spellebration!

Wow! What an honor to be selected as a Spellebrity alongside these shining stars! So many of you nominated me that I was selected as the Four Star Spellebrity! Thank you to my community for nominating me. I am so moved by this! It is my first time being recognized like this. It feels amazing!Continue reading “Spellebration!”

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