Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Interview on the autism basics

I invited an Italian correspondent to post me 6 questions about autism.  Here's our interview:DAVID MINOSA: What are your top three tips for those dealing with autism?DONNA WILLIAMS: See the person, not just the condition.  There is no ONE thing called autism therefore no one-size-fits-all aSource: Polly's pages (aka 'Donna Williams') » Blog Archive » … Continue reading Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Interview on the autism basics

Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Memorial speech by Chris Samuel, Polly’s husband

This is the tribute that I, Chris Samuel, read at my wife Polly's memorial recently.Do not go gentle into that good night.Rage, rage against the dying of the light.So ends the poem by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.  That was not Polly’s style.  She most definitely did want to go gently, and onSource: Polly's pages (aka … Continue reading Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Memorial speech by Chris Samuel, Polly’s husband

Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Footsteps of a Nobody by ‘Donna Williams’

Footsteps of a Nobody by Donna Williams was a one woman stage show performed by Donna & The Aspinauts at 12 Melbourne theatres in 2009. It can be performed as a one woman show or adapted into a musical and is available to perform at no cost under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International LicSource: … Continue reading Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Footsteps of a Nobody by ‘Donna Williams’

Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Eulogy by my cousin Sandi

My cousin Sandi was a Sista to me from age 9-13, a fellow survivor of child abuse a fun, wild, Dag who accepted a very whacky cousin in the magic of her own world who shared it with her in ways I shared it with few and a survivor of breast cancer who as children … Continue reading Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Eulogy by my cousin Sandi

Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Why admiration is not true connection – Polly Samuel (aka ‘Donna Williams’)

I only ever wanted equality... so look across at me, now and later, never up at me... find the sistership in me and you will see why admiration was blocking it.Polly Samuel (aka 'Donna Williams')Author, artist, consultant and presenter.http://www.donnawilliams.netI acknowledge AboriginalSource: Polly's pages (aka 'Donna Williams') » Blog Archive » Why admiration is not true … Continue reading Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Why admiration is not true connection – Polly Samuel (aka ‘Donna Williams’)

Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » To love is to EMPOWER – by Polly Samuel (aka ‘Donna Williams’)

To love is TO EMPOWER and perhaps this is never so pertinent as when talking about someone who is in their last months in the body.It is great to offer 'helping' someone to HELP THEMSELVES, for this is EMPOWERING, but to parentify (to want to play parent and glory in the babying of another adultSource: … Continue reading Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » To love is to EMPOWER – by Polly Samuel (aka ‘Donna Williams’)

Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Visiting me after I’m gone by Polly Samuel (aka ‘Donna Williams’)

When I leave the body I will continue to live on in all who have known me. This is why they say 'survived by...'. I will live on in their hearts and minds, whether they are conscious of me or not, in their body-mapped experience of me, in the imprinting that became an integrated part … Continue reading Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Visiting me after I’m gone by Polly Samuel (aka ‘Donna Williams’)