Jackie Pilgrim of Autism’s Love on Stories from the brainreels

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I’m really excited for this month’s Stories from the brainreels show. I’ll be playing a pre-recorded conversation with poet, activist, advocate, and all around fascinating person Jackie Pilgrim.

I’ve been so enjoying having people outside the brain injury community on this streaming radio show. It’s a lot of fun to hear about the things we have in common and the things that make us unique across different groups. There’s always a nice “shwew” of relief when you hear that someone else goes through similar things to you. And I feel like we have to get to know what’s different in our lives and our struggles so that we best know how to work together and build a supportive community.

So on this show, you’ll get to hear just the tip of the proverbial iceberg on a lot of different topics: experiences of the Autism spectrum as described by someone with Asperger’s versus what I learned in training to become a speech therapist; stereotypes, misconceptions, and social obstacles around race, class, and disability; and faith and kindness. Trigger warning: we do talk openly about child abuse in this show.

Please visit Jackie’s blog and her Facebook page to get to know more about her, her poetry and her work. You can also find a lot of information and wonderful resources in these places online as well.

www.autismslove.wordpress.com: A Voice From the Spectrum

www.facebook.com/pages/Autisms-Love-Making-Connections/228164873912367

Listen in on Friday, December 6th at 1:00 pm Pacific time and anytime after that.

Click here for an accessible transcript of podcast episode #021.