Gender roles are by nature a construct of societal norms and opinions. These roles have change throughout history based on new beliefs, the needs of a community, empowerment and equality, or the absence of understanding or adherence to those roles.
Recently I came across an article on Mental Floss called “Amelia Bedelia Isms” by Stacy Conradt about the quirky children’s book series, Amelia Bedelia. I remember reading them as a kid and laughing along with her slightly misguided adventures, but
Hello and welcome back! Some of you may have noticed some technical difficulties with accessing the blog the last month or so, but thank you for hanging with me! I think I have figured out all the technical
A fellow Autism blogger, Emily, posted a blog recently about aggressiveness in people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She brought up concern that until 5 year years ago there hadn’t been studies done to identify why there was increased aggression
One of my absolute favorite things to do at the end of a difficult day is lay down in bed, pop in my ear phones, and listen to Maria from GentleWhispering on Youtube softly whisper about haircuts or towel folding.
Have you ever found yourself on a journey you didn’t plan to take? Maybe you saw something you had to get a closer look at. Maybe the overwhelming urge to run your fingers through the cold, clear water of a
The month of April is Autism Awareness month, and April 2nd is the big day to “light it up blue.” A year ago when I was first learning about Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome I was eager to participate and proudly
“My special interest is rocks.” That phrase to the untrained ear is simple. “Oh, that’s nice,” someone might say. However, this phrase is anything but simple. It is a key which unlocks a door to infinite untapped potential in the
Chances are if you have heard anything about Autism, you have heard something to do with the lack of eye contact. It is fairly common for those of us on the spectrum to have difficulty with making or keeping eye
Imagine trying to hold a conversation in the middle of a concert. The fans are screaming, the music is blaring, and you are pouring every last bit of effort into trying to make sense of the jumbled mess of words