Continuing with the idea of providing links for my readers to blogs about the intersections of marginalisation, I am going to link articles from Autistic Hoya - A blog by Lydia X. Z. Brown
I would like to provide my readers links to pages about the intersections of marginalisation, starting with INtersected: Ability, Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity
Four days out from the American election, I was speaking to my grandmother on the phone. She grew up in England in the years leading up to World War II. Her father passed away when she was ten years old from damage to his lungs he'd sustained in a gas attack during World War I. … Continue reading Marching towards….
When I tell you my shadow is gone, what I really mean is I have lost my light. From the moment I found her, she was my shadow and my light. She was standing on the side of the road in a snow storm. I pulled over and approached slowly, not wanting to scare her … Continue reading Furbaby Grief
In the newest installment of what I like to call, "This Might be How America Ends," Trump half-listened to what was being said at today's White House Coronavirus press briefing and then summarized it in a wildly irresponsible way.
My experiences during the first three weeks of self-isolation
I am autistic. You may also use neurodivergent or neurodiverse. I will not accept 'person with autism' or 'Aspergian' as descriptors. The latter is unacceptable because of the man—a Nazi collaborator who selected the children he deemed physiologically acceptable to protect within his study while the others were sent to die. In regards to the … Continue reading Journey Towards Wisdom: Narrative Shards That Have Impacted My Life
Not having effective strategies to cope with the trauma I encountered in my classrooms has impacted my teaching career more than any other issue I have faced. In 2005 Rice and Groves defined trauma as "...an exceptional experience in which powerful and dangerous events overwhelm a person’s capacity to cope." "Trauma is real." … Continue reading Trauma-Informed Teaching – Trauma Inducing Classrooms
Recently I began to listen to Angela Watson's podcast, Truth for Teachers. Each episode I listened to had valuable information and advice, but Episode 114: Seven Ways Teachers Can Push Past Imposter Syndrome was the one that made the most significant connections to my own experiences. Many people have experienced moments where they felt like a fraud. I … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome – As a Teacher – As a Human Being
The hardest part about convincing myself I'm allowed to write this story has been weighing what I want to say against the overwhelmingly negative representation of autism in the media.