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Learning Values

There are three core values that I thought I’d impose as a parent, which I’ve found I have no interest in “imposing”–if that can be done successfully with values. First, I imagined we’d be a screen-free family, or only watch … Continue reading

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Embracing

I woke up this morning with a post on my mind, a list of all the things I must embrace because my daughter is autistic. I embrace the fact that she’s afraid of movies and I won’t be able to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Autism, and Postcolonial Food Politics

One of the most obvious symptoms of my daughter’s autism is picky eating. We’ve watched her weight stay the same for over a year while she grows taller, and though my doctor reassures me she’s still doing fine my husband … Continue reading

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Dropping in: Thoughts on critical consciousness, whiteness, and unschooling versus an unjust system

The other night I went with my husband and friends to see Kraftwerk, the a foundational electronic music group whose top hits–which they performed with great energy that night–are from the late 1970s and early 1980s. I knew he would … Continue reading

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