This is not an allergy, autism nor parenting post, this is a plea. An appeal albeit voiced as one yet with supplication spoken as a part of the greater global community.
This is my plea regarding societies sway from tolerance and the urgency to set our social compass back to 'compassion'!
This, is my plea as a mother, as the mother of a son (as I instill showing respect for all others is the truest reflection of oneself), and as the mom of a daughter (as I instill it is equally her obligation to display consideration for others as it is her right to be regarded with dignity herself), as the mother of bi-racial children, as a parent who’s child has special needs, as a woman and as a survivor. There is little in life which is free, but ones integrity as well compassion and kindness are infinite in their abundance for the taking.
I appeal for the stewardship of social conscience, may its depravation from rancor be emphatically disallowed and instead with vehemence may the advancement of altruism and the maintenance of morality be inspired.
Violence against women exhibits a deplorable cowardice towards person and society synonymously. To those in question, understand your actions are reprehensible, howbeit, with an abhorrence revulsion, I yet not wish even ‘he’ endure the betrayal bequeathed nor the horrors bestowed akin to the ones so callously rendered upon the ones which he himself has left broken.
I value the beauty beheld in differences. I do not believe in disabilities only that there are different abilities.
May by our actions taken and from our words chosen we always remember to seek the benevolence found in acting in a manner which elevates not violates humanity.
Michelle began writing in hopes of providing a fun yet informative manner in which to share allergy information. Her son Nolan since infancy has had eczema, asthma, multiple anaphylactic food allergies as well as multiple environmental allergies. Michelle's son also has autism, ADHD and a severe language delay. Michelle sees not disabilities but celebrates different abilities and sees the beauty found in thinking outside the box!
Jennifer Terry is a graphic designer/illustrator living in Denver, Colorado, USA. Her daughter, Lauren, is a middle school student, active in musical theatre, who also happens to have anaphylactic food allergies.
Inspired by Lauren Jennifer shares her whimsical art on the pages of these books, in an effort to help make learning about food allergies fun for children, parents, teachers and caregivers.