Categories
Autistic History boycott to siri Divergent News eve reiland Parenting

Learning to accept my autistic son | By Eve Reiland (nee Hinson) circa 2008

(Originally posted Apr 17 2008 12:00am) My son was born after midnight during the cooler days of May, before the Central Valley could blaze triple-digit temperatures. The delivery room was packed full of people. The doctor, several nurses, my husband, my parents and my mother-in-law were in attendance. As my son emerged into the world, […]

Categories
Divergent News

‘Tis The Season To Be Teasing

Originally posted on THEQUIRKYECCENTRIC:
? Cop “Gifts” Attempted Murderer in Court with Bottle of Lotion Kevin Rojas ambushed and shot an undercover Jacksonville police officer multiple times during a traffic stop in 2016 was sentenced to life behind bars this past Wednesday. In March 2016, Rojas had an altercation with his girlfriend when he produced…

Categories
Culture & Community Divergent News

My Sunday Song

Categories
Advocates & Activists Civil Rights Movement Culture & Community Divergent News Divergent Reviews judith newman Take Action

Thoughts on To Siri With Love | John Elder Robison

I just finished a controversial new book, To Siri With Love by Judith Newman. Reading this book made me feel like memoirs from autism moms are a thing whose time has come and gone . . . At the same time, I can’t help but believe the publisher who brought this story to market, and the reviewers […]

Categories
Divergent News

An open letter to everyone who is concerned about the wage gap | Penelope Trunk

  First of all, a confession: I think the wage gap is fine. I am paid much less than men with my experience and track record, and I don’t care, because I want to be with my kids. Still, I know many people are passionate about closing the gap. In this post, I will tell […]

Categories
Culture & Community Divergent News The Creative

Peels of Thunder

Originally posted on Jake Allen Sharp:
Peels of thunder as if from the throne Feels like lightning inside my bones I throw up my hands I have no control I don’t understand Which way do I go? I turn to the sky To the storm cloud Asking God why Praying out loud Peels of thunder…

Categories
Culture & Community Divergent News

Hyperbole and Autism

Originally posted on An Intense World:
One of the linguistic areas autistic people have particular difficulty with is metaphors. Sometimes that leads one to being fascinated by metaphors—I am thinking here of Nietzsche and of myself—but even in that fascination, even as that fascination helps one become familiar with metaphors and how they work, the…