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  • What Matters?

    February 25, 2021 by

    I don’t think President Biden would mind my taking his words….. Words Matter, tone matters, civility matters. These are basic tenets that are used most days in the life of a young person with autism. Doesn’t seem they should have to be spoken at such a level of our government, alas, there’s a need for… Read more

  • Representation does matter

    January 18, 2021 by

    Ears are now tuning into the concept of representation matters whether it’s for employment, sports, TV and movies, advertisements, education or government. It was introduced to me by Antero Garcia, a speaker at a diversity conference through my school system. Adolescents needing to have their experiences reflected, see their faces in school, YA novels, was… Read more

  • Smashing resistance

    September 16, 2020 by

    Ok, may be not smashing, maybe not even acknowledging….in fact more like running the other direction only to have resistance circle around and smash into me again. Then to have the newly recognized resistance pair up with an old one, build more strength and smash into me again. That’s been my month as I grapple… Read more

  • Marginalized

    September 11, 2020 by

    Every.single.time I hear a story about the Suffragettes I am awe struck with admiration. I love when their life’s work anniversary comes around and people remember. It’s not just the decades on decades, they persevered to legalize the women’s voting rights; I am awed they never let opposition presented as criticism, hatred, and even brutality… Read more

  • Letting Go

    June 29, 2020 by

    It feels like a different world since I wrote mid-March, doesn’t it? We must be existing in an alternate realm, all having to navigate something new, sadly let go of something valued, but hopefully discovering something surprisingly good along the way. I wonder if there is a formula for knowing when it’s time to let… Read more

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