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I Am Fearful

Published November 11, 2016 by wackybrittany

I wasn’t going to share any political stuff here, but something one of my friends wrote on his Facebook just hit home for me. I feel like I want to share it. He said I could. I will probably get hate from this, but I will probably also get some love. Let’s just see how this goes.
Seth McFarlane summed up this election in a brief and poignant way: “Some didn’t like Bush. Some didn’t like Obama. But this is different. Forget dislike. Many are genuinely fearful now. This is new.”

As a white, cisgender, heterosexual male with U.S. citizenship, my privileges give me no reason to fear. However, I am fearful. 

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to women and girls when the country elects someone who openly brags about sexually assaulting women without their permission, goes into girl’s dressing rooms, rates women on their looks, denies them access to healthcare, etc.

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to young men when the country elects someone who treats women the way he does.

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to people of color when the country elects someone who has the endorsement and support of the KKK, openly calls out people he sees as “My (insert plural form of race here),” etc.

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to the LGBT+ community when the country elects someone who will try to “cure” them through conversion therapy, and more.

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to immigrants, both with and without citizenship, when the country elects someone who wants to build walls to keep others out.

I’m fearful for the message this sends to Muslims (and other communities of faith who may be next) when the country elects someone who wants to pull a page from Hitler’s playbook by creating a national registry for Muslims and ban them from entering the country.

I’m fearful, but not nearly as fearful as women, people of color, the LGBT+ community, immigrants, Muslims, and countless others are, and have the right to be.

Now, please excuse me while I comfort those who America has hurt by legitimizing this fearmongerer by giving him the most powerful position in the world.

An Introduction

Published April 25, 2016 by wackybrittany

I figured with the last blog post I made I should introduce my younger brother. His name is Joseph. He is eight years old. My mom adopted him from a friend of mine that I went to high school with. She brought him home from the hospital two days after he was born. He was about 18 months when the doctor saw a concern with his development. After about a year of tests he was diagnosed with Autism. About the summer of last year he was also diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. 

I love him so much. He is great. He is also very smart. He is non verbal, but didn’t use to be. At school he communicates with an iPad. At home we use a tiny bit of sign language, pictures, and when he pulls out food he wants, or gets dressed to go somewhere. He als hands us he did or tv remote to tell us he wants to watch something.

He loves bubbles. When he was younger he would want us to blow bubbles for him all the time. Now, with some help, he blows bubbles all the time. He also loves trains. If he could he’d watch YouTube videos of trains all day. His favorite color is green. We know because he had two identical blankets, one green, one blue. He preferred the green one over the blue one. He loves pillows and stuffed animals. He has a huge pile of both in his room. He used to bring them all into the living room while watching tv, then back into the bedroom to sleep.

I love this picture of us. I brought my phone upto take a picture with him. After a couple of photos he reached over and touched the round button on the screen to take a picture. He has never taken a picture himself of us together. Once in a while he will take a picture of I’m trying to get a picture, but most of the time just ignores me or pushes me away.

Thanks for reading a little bit about my brother. Since I have decided to take time to introduce him I figured I should talk about him more in the future.

This is a Great Article

Published April 25, 2016 by wackybrittany

I was about ready to head to bed when I accidentally swiped too far to the right before going to bed. Warning, it’s about to get personal here. It is an article about a non verbal Autistic man who uses a computer to talk with, but not only that, he is a college student. I think this is amazing.

There are two reasons why this hits home so hard. One, I am on the Autism Spectrum. Something I don’t normally talk about, especially public. I am verbal and higher functioning, but none the less I’m on the spectrum. Another reason why it hits home is because my younger brother is has non verbal Autism. He was adopted, but that’s just a minor detail. Reading how this man is a college student, and the rest of his story makes me hopeful that my brother could achieve something like his one day.

‘I am here’ – Silenced by autism, young man finds his voice – The Washington Post – http://www.washingtonpost.com

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/i-am-here—silenced-by-autism-young-man-finds-his-voice/2016/04/25/c5db8c66-0a9c-11e6-bc53-db634ca94a2a_story.html#

There Goes My Goal

Published March 26, 2016 by wackybrittany

There goes my goal of posting once a week. I have a good reason though. I am currently out of town. I’m visiting with my cousin in Spokane, Washington as of current. I haven’t had much of a chance to connect to the Internet, plus I’ve been too busy spending time with family.

The Title Of My Last Post Makes Me Giggle

Published March 6, 2016 by wackybrittany

I have a younger brother who is now eight years old. I remember be no stuck watching his kids shows as a kid since he loved watching tv a lot. Also, there was one tv and not a whole lot to do since I was an adult at that point still living at home. One was Little Einsteins. When I re read my last blog post it reminded me of the song “We’re going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship…” I don’t remember the rest of the song, but it makes me giggle sometimes, or it kind of annoys me.

The same thing happens with map and backpack from Dora the Explorer. I will sometimes start singing the song that went with those two songs.  Once in a while something reminds me of a song from Yo Gabba Gabba song. I’m not afraid to start singing the songs wince they pop in my mind, even if I’m the grocery store. 

Thanks for reading my random rambles, lol.
-Brittany

I’m Going On A Trip

Published March 6, 2016 by wackybrittany

So before I decided to go to school I planned to go on a trip with a friend of mine. Unfortunately that trip was planned two weeks before finals. Thankfully my teachers have been understandable and have acomidated me. I’m going to be gone for four days.  I’m going to be putting my shop in vacation mode while I’m gone.

Thanks for reading!
-Brittany