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
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Earlier this year, I was very excited to be interviewed by Meghan (Not An Autism Mom) for the wonderful group That Au-Some Book Club! Tara and I were invited to share a bit about The Ocean & Us Podcast, but also mainly to talk about our experiences with Spelling to Communicate and how it hasContinue reading “Interview with That Au-Some Book Club!”
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”
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”
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!
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”
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!”
Hi friends! I encourage you to join this exciting event! It features nonspeakers like me sharing our voices. It will be fun, inspiring, and enlightening! My peers and I are excited to wow you! My presentation is on friendship! Many friends collaborated with me, including Noah in the photo. I am so proud of theContinue reading “Words worth a listen: SpellX Nov7!”
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”
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”
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!”
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!”
I just posted this essay on Medium. It shares my thoughts as a newly emerging advocate for non-speaking autistics’ rights. I hope you enjoy! Please give me any feedback.
This was my first shared poem. It was inspired by the social unrest of this year. I hope that you all enjoy this poem. Nobody likes to be told to change but we all need to change. My poem is a call to all of us to be better.
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