I came across this picture on my 16 year old nieces Instagram account recently, with accompanying text chastising those who had made been making remarks on her social media accounts, saying she was too “fat to cosplay”. I asked her if I could share her story; to which she agreed. Cosplay is defined as… Continue reading To the People Who Told My Niece She Was Too Fat To Cosplay
My oldest is 13 – my youngest is 8, so I have been riding this train for a while now. It’s taken me most of this time to realize that I can plan and try to foresee issues until I am about to pull my hair out; only to find that what I thought would… Continue reading What I Learned Taking My Children to a Comic Convention
I was excited to see how this day of celebrating neurodiversity turned out. I have always felt it is important to embrace differences and accept people for who they are. My own children fall into this realm and I am proud of them and everything they have accomplished. Unfortunately, I was disheartened to see some… Continue reading Autistic Pride Day – My Review
Or at least that was what I was led to believe by seeing countless articles about autistic kids and the tremendous bonds they developed with their pets. So much that I felt guilty of denying my kids the opportunity. We had been a petless family since just before my twins autism diagnosis – I had… Continue reading Myth: Autism and the Pet Bond
Many say that Rainman was the film that introduced them to “Autism”- and while I saw it as a senior in high school, it didn’t make a huge impact. Alright, I’m not going to lie – Tom Cruise made an impact, the rest of the movie did not. The movie that opened my eyes… Continue reading My First “Autism” Movie
Yesterday was interesting with all the articles, shares, and talk about the family that was escorted off the United flight because of their “daughters autism”. Public opinion quickly divided. One side was completely outraged that an airline would “divert a flight because someone was autistic” I saw petitions, threats of lawsuit for discrimination etc. There… Continue reading A request to the autism community
You may have heard your kids talking about this game in recent months ? It’s a strategy based jumpscare game where you are the security guard in a “chuckie cheese’esque” pizza place & have to “survive” nights. There are animatronic creatures that meander about and the player has to use their resources in order to… Continue reading Why I love Five Nights At Freddy’s…..