The more we share, the louder our collective voice. That is where storytelling comes in. Stories build communities and create tribal knowledge. Stories connect us to each other. Stories tell truths that shamers and oppressors cannot hide. Stories are forests, like natural disasters and political upheavals, and stories are trees, like these hero tales from Hurricane Harvey and these brave young activists who are changing the world with their grit and positivity.
Those who are trying to quiet our voices are loud. We can be louder.
Here are my stories about how I perceive, experience, and interact with this beautiful world through my neurodivergent, autistic senses.
Oh, and why the snail? I LOVE snails. I always have. They are such deliberate, perseverant beings. They get to carry their snug little houses on their backs, like coiled weighted blankets. They leave a pretty shiny silvery trail — if I could do that, maybe I wouldn’t get lost so often! They move at their own pace and apologize to no one. And they are just so darn cute, with their plump little eye stalks and chubby little feet.
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