Thursday, January 25, 2007

"They doubt that I am a real person as well."

I also stole this from Sullivan. It's a video made by an autistic woman; the first half is in her language, and the second half is in "our" language. It's absolutely heartbreaking. It made me want to cry, it's so innocent, but frustrated and confused.

I've done a lot of thinking about austism since last summer, and if I really felt it was in me, I would absolutely go into the field of working with autistic kids. It's not my cup of tea, but I find autisim completely fascinating, and just for one day, would love to be able to experience what their lives are like. I realize how patronizing that sounds and I don't mean it to be, but I just can't wrap my head around it. But I really want to.

Incidentally, here's a picture of me from Monterrey last summer, and Rodrigo, the autistic boy that I did horse therapy with. I actually just found this in an old email the other day; I forgot I had it.

1 comment:

stacy said...

I didn't know you did horse therapy.I met a woman in Saugatuck MI who does therapy using horses.
That sure is a sweet picture!