“A Letter To The World”
“I want to tell you that I am capable. Daring massively, eager to prove my intelligence, I will work tirelessly so that Autistic children younger than me won’t be doubted the way I am.
“Plea-ing to the world, I ask that those who are not able to restrain their doubts, at least not mute voices like mine.
“Deciding stupidity bolsters egos while crushing lives with angry words disguised as kindness.
“They say hope is cruel for the hopeless, but maybe they are the cruel ones.”
Emma wrote this in response to my question, “What do you want to learn about?” (I gave her a number of choices ranging from people like Joan of Arc and Eleanor Roosevelt to geography, history, literature, creative writing or current affairs) “…or would you like to talk about something else?” Emma wrote, “I want to talk about autism.” When I asked her what, specifically, she wanted to discuss, she wrote the above letter.
*For all who would like to share Emma’s words with your friends and followers – we ask that you quote a sentence or two with a link back to this blog, and not all her words. Thank you so much for your support, encouragement and enthusiasm.