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.
They're waiting for someone like her; someone to teach the people of Jarden about loss, and help them understand there's no such thing as a safe space.
This post contains SPOILERS for Season Two, The Leftovers. No one laughs at God in a hospital No one laughs at God in a war No one's laughing at God When they're starving or freezing or so very poor Laughing With, Regina Spektor's song, is the perfect highlight to The Leftovers episode, No Room At The Inn. … Continue reading No One Laughs At God
They didn't want to feel safe. They wanted a chance to watch the people of Jarden learn that no one gets to be spared from grief and sadness.
When the Patti-copy tells Kevin our cave has collapsed, it reinforces what The Guilty Remnant have been saying all along. The world ended.
Do they honestly believe there are only a handful of books written by marginalized writers that are remotely worthy of publishing? Do they not realize marginalized writers not only have to compete against everyone else, but also have to fight to be seen among other marginalized writers?
Vindictive stones, ensnared dimensions, and a talking planet were ripping away the reality he thought he knew. He needed to find his place in it all.
If you ignore everything I've warned about here (and more I haven't even thought to mention), don't come whining to me when your finished product gets challenged. Don't whimper, "Damned if you do and damned if you don't," and expect me to have an abundance of sympathy.
Ethnicity isn't irrelevant. People of color aren't just white people with darker skin. I realize this sounds like a ridiculous statement. My point: People aren't just a collection of differently shaped and colored features, with varying abilities and gifts. Culture exists.