Posted in Autistic Identity, Books

Neurodivergent Meg

Here’s an archives piece that will be even more relevant soon with a new version of A Wrinkle in Time hitting the big screen in the spring of 2018.  The new movie will feature a Black Meg and given how infrequently Neurodiverse types are female, let alone girls of color, I am already thrilled by this casting.

[This is an early cover of A Wrinkle in time. It has a large planet or somesuch in the right-hand corner, partially obscured by the darkness, and three “witches” in different kinds of dress as well as Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin watching the Happy Medium, who appears to be a person of color, and is dressed in red and holding a sphere aloft]

Anyone who knows Madeleine L’Engle’s classic story, A Wrinkle in Time, the Newberry Award winner that was considered “too hard” for children and subsequently rejected over two dozen times, knows the story is special.  It’s the story of a family whose professor father is missing and the journey his “misfit” children, Charles Wallace, the baby, and Meg Wallace, his eldest daughter, undertake to rescue him.  Both mother and father have multiple doctorates and mom even works in a lab at home.  This is normal to the Murry family (if not the town). To the Neurodivergent crowd, A Wrinkle in Time can be seen as one of those special stories that means a whole bunch.

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Posted in Blogging about the Blog

I’m back!

The domain was due to retire and I got to thinking about whether I should let the blog go or not.

I think you can see what I decided.  I’m going to give it a try to be as carefully anonymous as possible.  I will inevitably mess this up and reveal my identity here and there and then try to fix it. Anyway, for those of you who may know me offline (or think you do), do be mindful of the fact that I’m doing my best to balance my need for privacy with the desire to make a difference in the intersectional space of being a Catholic Autistic and what it means for me as an educator, wife, mother, employer, and so on.

I’ll be bringing back old articles with random dates to suggest their relative “oldness” (and yes, people who advised me, I could have just backed up the blog instead of porting out the articles and this would have been much simpler) and blogging anew as I think of things to say.

If you had a particularly favorite piece from the old site, let me know, and I’ll see if I can dig it up and bring it back sooner, rather than later.

Welcome back, readers!