Tag Archives: Representation

I might be Autistic: Exploring and accepting my autism

Mo has had a lifetime of experiences that are unique and familiar to autistic people, and now she is committed to healing, accepting her true self, … I might be Autistic: Exploring and accepting my autism

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 6 Part 4

Gene pulls his car over, he looks quite upset when Nubsib texts him to see if he’s okay. Nubsib then texts that he’s worried about Gene. Gene doesn’t respond as he’s overwhelmed with emotion, he slams his hands against the steering wheel a few times. He is sobbing then he hits his head against the steering wheel of couple times

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 6 Part 3

Late at night Gene is lying on his bed when his phone pings with a notification. Gene checks it out to find a lot of Instagram notifications, he opens them up and Nubsib has commented on his selfie with his mom that Gene is so cute. Then Nubsib’s followers start agreeing with him saying how cute Gene is, while hashtagging

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 6 Part 2

Tiffy and Tum are sitting down on a ledge. Tiffy compliments Tum saying that he’s quite capable, he even knows how to sew. Tum tells her that it’s not that weird. Tiffy agrees with him but says that she didn’t expect him to know. Tum points out that he doesn’t have the car repair skills that she does. Tiffy admits

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 6 Part 1

Gene gets out of be and walks into the living room to find both Tum and Nubsib already there. Tum notes that Gene has been getting up early these days. Gene says that he’s been going to bed early too lately, yesterday he went to bed at 04:00 hrs. Tum exclaims that 4 a.m. is not going to bed early.

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 5 Part 4

Aey seems to have made it inside the house because he’s standing outside when the woman from earlier comes up behind him with a present held behind her back. She asks Aey how he’s doing and if life outside of there is hard. Aey scoffs and says that he’s used to it. Earn says that if it’s too hard out

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 5 Part 3

Aey arrives home with some birthday gifts but his house looks pretty empty and cold. One of the gifts is from a person called Art wishing him a Happy Birthday and to stay his cute self. Aey opens one of the jars of snacks to eat some but then makes an “ick” face, he closes the jar, opens another one

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 5 Part 1

The episode starts off with Gene alone at his computer typing in the title of his new book. He decided to call it “Lovely Writer” and of course it’s under his pen name “Wizard”. A moment later his phone is ringing, it turns out it’s Bau and she has read his latest chapter. She says that it’s very exciting and

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 4 Part 4

Gene isn’t sure how to handle Nubsib wishing him goodnight so he just stands there awkwardly for a moment before going into his room and shutting the door. After he leaves, Nubsib smiles as he knows that Gene likes him now. Gene stands behind his door for a few minutes before he goes to fall backwards into his bed. A

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Archive | ”I Am Autism” Video via Autism Speaks | #AutisticHistory #AutismPropaganda #StopBigAutism

“I Am Autism” video screenshot of a young Autistic playing on a trampoline. This is an Autism Propaganda film produced by Autism Speaks. In September… Archive | ”I Am Autism” Video via Autism Speaks | #AutisticHistory #AutismPropaganda #StopBigAutism

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 4 Part 3

Gene wakes up still wrapped up in Nubsib’s arms, however they did manage to make it to the bed. Gene realizing that he’s lying with Nubsib can’t get up fast enough. Nubsib asks Gene if he’s already awake then he slowly sits up. Gene asks about last night and at first Nubsib pretends that he doesn’t know what Gene is

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 4 Part 1

Gene is brushing his teeth in his bathroom when his phone starts to ring. At first Gene ignores it but it just won’t stop. He goes to check his phone thinking that it’s Tum invading his privacy again.. but it’s his mom. Gene answers the phone hurriedly only to have his Mom ask in a loud voice how he’s doing.

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 3 Part 4

This part opens up with a little of students sitting on the floor in groups with some of them wearing blue headbands. We see Aey asking a couple without headbands but wearing engineering student clothing asking what they want him to do. They wonder if they should make him ask Tawan to be his boyfriend. If you’re feeling a little

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Harsh Truths & Cold Reality

Identity is made up of a multiple parts. It’s like one of those multi sided gaming dice or a multifaceted gem. It’s complex and deeply personal. You can’t love a person without loving them for all that they are. You also have to realize that if you have never left your own country, it limits your perspective, the lens with

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The Poppy and Veterans

How far has society fallen that after a 100 years the sacred Red Poppy needs to be defended? That’s the state of affairs when I opened social media on Remembrance Day. I had to defend the Red Poppy from white/purple poppies. The Poppy is a trademark of the Royal Canadian Legion as well as The Royal British Legion. It’s illegal

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CalmCare: A Company That Became Inclusive

BIG NEWS!!! CalmWear has changed and it’s now CalmCare. This isn’t just a change of name though as they have also decided to become more inclusive and listen to Autistic voices which is just awesome! They now sponsor Autistic Inclusive Meets (AIM) which is a huge step for them. This shows a lot of growth from the company to acknowledge

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 2 Part 3

Gene is typing is on his computer about how “his” lips were crushed by the tall protagonist. He types about how “he” was out of breath while his mind went blank. Gene types out that “he” kept his eyes closed during the kiss for fear of being unprofessional. He began to feel unsure if what was happening was just something

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We support the NDP’s Kemal Ahmed: Harassment against Mr. Ahmed and his campaign team is racist and anti-democratic

August 25, 2021. When New Democratic Party candidate Kemal Ahmed posted on social media about Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), he could not have … We support the NDP’s Kemal Ahmed: Harassment against Mr. Ahmed and his campaign team is racist and anti-democratic

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 2 Part 1

Tum reminds Gene that he has finished talking yet, after Gene stood up and said no interrupting him. Gene sits back down but tells Tum that he has said so much already that Gene has a pretty good idea of what he wants. Tum begs Gene to help out as Tum is experiencing an accommodation problem, so can he let

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 1 Part 3

Nubsib grabs the papers that have landed in front of them and gives them a brief look over while smiling before returning them to a very embarrassed Gene. The producer meanwhile has to say Gene’s name a few times before getting his attention. She tells him that since the drama series doesn’t deviate too much from his novel, she wants

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 1 Part 2

Nubsib enters the room and everyone at the table is appreciating his good looks except for Gene because he has his head down looking at papers ignoring everything else. Hin says that Nubsib is like a god and he could die if Nubsib plays Kin in the drama. Hin had also grabbed Gene’s arm to get his attention so Gene

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 1 Part 1

Gene is typing his story into the laptop. The words that appear on the screen are: At the moment his hands slid and held both of my wrists, locking in on the white bedroom walls. The typing stops and then hands hover over the keyboard before deleting bedroom walls in the text and replacing the words with bathroom walls. The

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Ingredients: Episode 20 Loving You

Tops is decorating the Chirstmas tree all by himself when Marwin comes down the stairs. He can’t believe that Tops has already brought it home. Tops asks Marwin if he likes it, which of course he does because it’s a beautiful tree. Marwin asks Tops how he got the tree home and Tops says that he carried it all by

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Ingredients: Episode 17 Audition

Tops knocks on Marwin’s bedroom door, asking if he’s asleep. Tops then knocks again before saying that he’s coming into the room. Tops goes into the room and can’t believe what a mess it is. Tops moves to the other side of the bed to look at some of the sheet music when Marwin comes out of the shower wondering

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Ingredients: Episode 16 Closer

The episode starts off with Tops already cooking, it looks like he is preparing for a Halloween party. Marwin comes over while Tops is putting some stuff in a box. Marwin notices that the coffin sandwiches look a lot like the ring he’s wearing. Marwin asks if Tops did it on purpose and if so, how did he know that

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Ingredients: Episode 11 Confused

Marwin is telling a woman that her boyfriend has been pretty busy lately and that may be why he hasn’t responded to her text messages or picked up the phone. She quietly listens to him and doesn’t say anything. Marwin says that when she’s quiet he can’t figure out what’s going on for them to work it out. Marwin says

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A Tale of a Thousand Stars: Episode 9 Part 4

Phupha is alone in his room staring longingly at his Green Giant tea sachet. We then get a flashback to when Phupha was talking to Tian’s dad. Tian’s dad thanks him for taking care of his son so well. Phupha apologizes to him for the incident and that he had to fly there himself. He says that it’s not Phupha’s

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Ingredients: Episode 3 Fulfill

Marwin is practicing on the guitar when he gets FaceTime call. He answers and the person on the other end asks him what day it is. Tops can’t help but overhear and it turns out to be Marwin’s birthday today. The person on the other end of the line wants to celebrate but Marwin tells them that he doesn’t have

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Ingredients: Episode 1 One Bad Day

Marwin is having a bad day as his concert was cancelled so he can’t even focus while playing on his guitar. Tops comes home carrying quite a few bags and asks Marwin if he didn’t have a concert today. Marwin asks Tops what he does when he’s feeling upset. Tops asks Marwin why he’s upset then figures it must be

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A Tale of a Thousand Stars: Episode 8 Part 4

It’s gotten really dark outside as Tian continues to follow the suspicious villagers. The one guy asks Choed who feeds his kid when he does this job? Choed says that he lets Saeng take care of that as he would rather be doing this job. While Tian is following them he steps on a tree branch which makes a very

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A Tale of a Thousand Stars: Episode 8 Part 2

Tian goes back to the school the next day but Yod doesn’t even talk to him and the school itself is empty. Tian goes and sits down at his desk. Eventually he gets up to pace as no one is showing up. Eventually as time passes, Yod suggests that Tian goes home since it doesn’t look like anyone is going

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A Tale of a Thousand Stars: Episode 6 Part 3

Everyone is hard at work on the tea sachets. Tian asks the children if it’s hard, and all the kids yell no. They manage to make all the tea sachets they need for their order. Tian thanks everyone in the village for their help. The adults then leave and Tian gathers the kids around and tells them to pair up.

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Sia’s Music Movie and the Importance of Research

I absolutely hate it when people make a movie about a subject or person and have absolutely no clue what they are doing. Such is the case with Sia’s movie known as Music. I’m Non-Speaking, I Don’t Need Sia To Talk For Me is a powerful article written by a person with non verbal Autism about the lack of input

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