Oh wow, that the conversation is happening in a mainstream mommy talk forum gives me such BIG HOPE. Moms want better than what Judith Newman is offering. All moms. ❤ ❤ ❤ happy
I first heard about this book last summer from its narrator whom I met at a book signing and after learning that I was, in general, about 95% of the time, a stay-at-home mom to my son with special needs, she told me about the book she narrated that was amazing and that I should definitely check it out and maybe it would resonate with me.
I actually added it to my Wishlist on Audible and thought nothing of it although when the audiobook came out along with the book (it’s published by a Big Five traditional publisher, Harper Collins), hubby wanted to start the Dark Tower series by Stephen King so that Audible credit went to him. And then I forgot about it.
…until this weekend when #BoycottToSiri popped up on my Twitter feed.
Judith Newman is the author of To Siri with Love, her “honest and illuminating…
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Source: People on the Autism Spectrum Are Boycotting 'To Siri With Love' | Asperger's & Autism Forum
Okay, so I’m wading through “To Siri With Love” by Judith Newman, and after a couple of days of intent reading, I took a break just to restore some order to my life.
And to get some perspective. It’s easy to get caught up in the brouhaha / kerfuffle about this book, just by reading all the tweets. It’s easy to have my judgement be clouded by raw emotion.
My alexithymia is a double-edged sword — on the one hand, it lets me wade through really problematic works without getting derailed by an immediate emotional reaction. Then again, the delay in sorting out just what emotional impact things have on me has the “downstream effect” of loading me up with recurring WTF?! flashbacky-like things that get distracting and intrusive and make it hard to sustain concentration on what’s right in front of me.
So, yesterday, I needed to take an…
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Just to note, AmericanBadassActivists has upgraded to punk rock activism, top-shelf.
#middlefinger2stigma #boycotttosiri@judithn111 We are worthy of better than you to define the actually autistic community conversation, support and help. Step Off. signed, #AutisticMom
https://twitter.com/BadassActivist/status/940313709813022720 Just to note, AmericanBadassActivists has upgraded to punk rock activism, top-shelf. #middlefinger2stigma #boycotttosiri@judithn111 We are worthy of better than you to define the actually autistic community conversation, support and help. Step Off. signed, #AutisticMom