Isaiah Goes to SXSW Gaming Expo – Year 2

Life on the autism spectrum can have its moments, especially when you are higher functioning and “look normal.” For individuals like Isaiah, maneuvering through the unknown poses unique challenges. However, through the world and language of gaming, Isaiah has found his kindred spirits and is learning to face and overcome those challenges with dignity and […]

Welcome to Our Museum

Welcome to our museum. I will be your docent for this event. Please hold all questions until the end of the tour. For our first display today, we have a shell of a uterus. It was once used to create life, nurture life, protect life, but this model is defective. It could only successfully birth […]

Before Another Five Years Have Gone

I sit alone and contemplate the vastness of time in all of its small moments How hours and days and seconds are defined by our circumstances, our experiences I dream of all the somedays that never arrive and pin wishes to them as they float away On the whispers of half-believed ideas like the dandelion […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 23 to July 1: Optimism

How do you define tragedy? For some it is a major incident like losing money or losing a job or some other life-altering loss. For others, it can be as minor as a change in a routine. Now, imagine you are at a crossroads. For you, a minor change can be devastating and today you […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 18: Dream Big

We all have dreams. Sometimes we admit what they are and tell everyone. Sometimes we keep them secret just in case they don’t work out so well. Sometimes, though, we aren’t sure exactly what our dreams are. We know that we have them, but we can’t quite articulate them or separate them from each other. […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 17: Self-Sabotage

I am my own worst enemy sometimes. I know this, but I don’t always admit it. My pride gets in the way, and I trip over my own self-inflicted bruised ego. I think everyone is like that sometimes. I think we all self-sabotage whether we know it or not. Some of us recognize it sooner […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 16: Anger

I am not perfect, no one is. I am not an expert. This is just me as I make this transformative journey toward balance and peace in my life. We are told that being angry is not a good thing. From advertisements to self-help readings, we are told that we should be happy. However, as […]