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!”

Thoughts on My First Resume

Friends,  I wrote my first resume the other day! It meant so very much to me, and it was an immensely profound moment of reflection. As someone who didn’t have access to communication until my thirties, I had no documented official achievements. No diplomas, no certificates, no published anything. And until a couple of yearsContinue reading “Thoughts on My First Resume”

A message of love

Friends, Happy Valentine’s Day! I love you all, and want to share this message of love. You can watch the video and/or read the transcript below. We talk about appreciating all forms of love, how Spelling allows me to share more love with my loved ones, and my hopes for a romantic relationship one day.Continue reading “A message of love”

New Year’s Message & Wish

Dear Friends, Wow, this year has absolutely astounded me! I have been struggling a lot in the past few days, overwhelmed by anxiety and a swirl of unprocessed feelings and ideas, and whatever my confusing body has been going through. I have been so dysregulated and frustrated! But when Tara sweetly helped me reflect onContinue reading “New Year’s Message & Wish”

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!)”

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”

The Ocean & Us Ep8: Exploring the Ocean & Myself (SpellX Presentation)

Wow Friends! It has been a busy while! To catch up a bit, here is my video on my recent ocean exploits. This was for SpellX, an event hosted by I-ASC to highlight stories from nonspeakers like me, and there are many amazing videos by my Speller peers posted here: https://i-asc.org/spellx-2021/! Be sure to checkContinue reading “The Ocean & Us Ep8: Exploring the Ocean & Myself (SpellX Presentation)”

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”