In my country Sweden, we have several endangered species. In this painting I let a lighthouse, that also is endangered, put some light over a bird and a fish that belongs to protected species. With pastels on colored paper I get an extra color effect. Den här målningen belyser några av våra hotade arter inklusive… Continue reading Endangered/Utrotningshotade
This is our Edanö bridge over troubled water. On the island lives birds that kill the trees on the island. The city want's to scare the birds away. But it is The city who has make them move to the island in the first place. We humans are not the wisest of creatures, when… Continue reading Bridge over troubled water
This is a great post from Aspiblog.
I think We are all humans and we are all different and also should be that. I’m a half hearing person, but don’t see that as an error that need to be cured.
I don’t know all about being autistic, but I can relate to some things that often is labeled as autistic. I once read a book that opened my eyes totally. The author tells about her childhood as an autistic girl, only she doesn’t know about it until she’s adult.
Her story was very interesting to read and I could recognize some of her experiences.
I’m just a High Sensitive Person (HSP), but after I read that book I realized I could have “choosen” the autistic things as well, but I didn’t.
It’s nothing you really choose, but with more courage I could have been more autistic in my childhood than I dared to be.
I don’t know if the book is translated, it should be but you can read about the book here. If you read Swedish 🙂
En annorlunda barndom – Wikipedia (a different childhood, author Iris Johansson)
This post is by way of a public response to two blog posts that I have recently encountered. I am writing this because in twitter speak I am #actuallyautistic.
TWO IMPORTANT BLOG POSTS
The post that first planted the germ of an idea for this piece in my mind was published by Autism Mom under the title “Sometimes I don’t know what to think”. In it she mentions being at an autism related event and hearing someone talk about “curing” their son’s autism.
The other post that helped to spark this was published this morning on parents.com under the title “15 things I tell my friends when they’re facing an autism diagnosis”. As a sample of what to expect I offer two paragraphs (they are not contiguous in the actual piece)…
Be wary of “cures” and “recovery.”
One of the first books I read about autism was…
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When I came home, these little creatures had found our garden (not much of a garden, but it's outside my house). It is seagull kids. Very cute, but very protective parents.
For some years, they annual returns to the neighbor's chimney. Builds a nest, lay eggs and incubates. When the eggs hatch, it takes a few weeks for the kids to venture down to the ground. The past two years, they have taken the gutter down. After that they live on the ground until they are… Continue reading More about seagulls/Mer om måsar