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Writing My Voice ⌨ Part III

Writing is existential. Sometimes, it feels like when I’m writing, my two hemispheres are at last able to have an intimate discussion with one another. This experience helps get me out of Freeze Loop, this concept I’ve been researching more… Jill Bolte Taylor also talks about her experiences with her hemispheres in her TED Talk, “My Stroke…

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Writing My Voice ⌨ Part II

My mom read to me, all the time. Midday, before bed; whenever I’d decide to toddler-strut around the apartment, holding a book high in the air, my white flag of surrender. Mother & Daughter Escape Into Fruit When my mom read, I felt a mutual peace offering between us, two humans escaping to somewhere much…

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Writing My Voice ⌨ Part I

I’m 🤗so glad🤗 I spent the last three days exploring how “I Hid in a Closet,” followed by my poetry mini-collection, “Soothe.” As much as I felt myself emotionally distancing in a few patches of those blog posts—and if there’s anything I’ve learned from writing every day of my life, distancing is a tell-tale sign…

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Stimming

Originally titled, “Self-Soothing Poetry” I wrote poems for my mom. April 4th is her birthday. I wanted to illustrate some of the more endearing self-soothing behaviors we share in my family, stimming (self-stimulatory behavior) that I have in common with other people in my family who I love. Let’s Learn About Autism What is Stimming?…

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Gaslighting

Originally titled, “I Hid in a Closet: Part Three” Before I finish the third part of my story of how “I Hid in a Closet,” I wanted to talk about my favorite elementary school activity: Show and Tell, a.k.a. structured social time. 😉 On most of my blog posts, I provide YouTube videos I found…

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