PART TWO — Non-Autistic Parents: Why We Should Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

| 4 minute read | “When we speak over autistic voices, we teach our children that they don’t have the power to speak for themselves… “When we uplift autistic voices, even when it means lowering our own, we show our children that we honor them as the experts on their own experience: both now, andContinue reading “PART TWO — Non-Autistic Parents: Why We Should Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable”

Non-Autistic Parents: Why We Should Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

| 4 minute read | “The moment we (as non-autistic parents) enter conversations with autistic adults, we bring our privilege with us. Living in an ableist society that caters to people with brains like ours means that we have blind spots – whether we realize it or not.” Click here to read the full article,Continue reading “Non-Autistic Parents: Why We Should Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable”

5 things I want you to know about my autistic kid

| 6 minute read | Happy Autism Acceptance month! So far, I’ve spent April doing my best to amplify the voices of autistic people on social media – the advocates who have been irreplaceable in my parenting journey since our almost-3-year-old, Koimburi, was diagnosed last July. In that same spirit, I’m here to share 5Continue reading “5 things I want you to know about my autistic kid”

How would you parent if no one was watching?

| 4 minute read | I had a mini parenting crisis two nights back. We had a free trial for a fun coding game that Keziah enjoyed, and it was on its last day. She and I talked that morning about how this was our last day with the app, but we clearly both forgot.Continue reading “How would you parent if no one was watching?”

Confronting our privilege: how to get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable

| 7 minute read | Last Sunday, my husband and I were on a Zoom call with friends, and the conversation drifted to how excited we were to be getting our vaccines. Hunja had just gotten his, along with a few others on the call, and the rest of us were feeling hopeful about gettingContinue reading “Confronting our privilege: how to get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable”

PART 2 – Returning to ourselves: how I’m making peace with “me” in motherhood

Becoming a mother is beautiful, thrilling, and deeply fulfilling. It’s also all-consuming, and can bring us to a place where we have trouble remembering who we are. In Part 1, we discussed that two things can be true: becoming a mother forever changes us, AND, at our core, our unique wiring and the passions andContinue reading “PART 2 – Returning to ourselves: how I’m making peace with “me” in motherhood”

Uprooting my own ableism as I parent my autistic son

“Parents need to focus on healing and empowering themselves. They must shift their beliefs about autism. Once the parent knows who they are, the child will respond.” — Lori Shayew A note: I wasn’t sure whether to share this story. I want everything I share about autism to be from a perspective of joy, strength, and empowerment. IContinue reading “Uprooting my own ableism as I parent my autistic son”

Returning to ourselves: how I’m making peace with “me” in motherhood

When I became a mom, I didn’t realize that when I met my first little blessing, I’d also be meeting another completely new person: me. It’s not that I was suddenly unrecognizable, but a gulf now seemed to separate the old me from the new one. That disconnect was jarring. How I spent my time,Continue reading “Returning to ourselves: how I’m making peace with “me” in motherhood”