I am a very verbal person.
I am a very verbal person. Many of us autistics are. Yet we are often called nonverbal. In reality, we are just non-speaking. Without the obstacles of expression, we are able to share our beautiful thoughts. Many of us are gorgeous writers. My writing strives to shine a light on our wonderful, troubled, and inspiring existence. I write to express my humanity and understand the world. That is my gift. I hope you enjoy it!
Wow, Friends! I am now a published author! This is so meaningful to me – Bon Appetit and Food & Wine magazines have been an important source of joy and inspiration to me for most of my life! I am over the moon to have my story shared in Bon Appetit! https://www.bonappetit.com/story/communicate-through-food (The illustration isContinue reading “My essay in Bon Appetit Magazine!”
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”
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”
I wrote a blog post on friendship and communication for I-ASC. I hope you enjoy it!
Friends! Something very exciting has just launched: Our new online magazine, Leo in Bloom! We are so thrilled to share this heartfelt project with you! Leo in Bloom is a monthly publication about empathy in its varied forms across diverse realms. I am the Editor-in-Chief and contributor, along with my brilliant sisters. The first issue’sContinue reading “Exciting News: Leo in Bloom Magazine launch!”
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”
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”
Hi my spooky friends! I have a tasty treat for you today! It is delicious and nutritious. Order your jar today. This was my costume idea! My sisters made it a reality. Franktastic is for my late father Frank. This was my first time designing my costume, and I am so thrilled with it!
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