~"There's many a man has more hair than wit"~William Shakespeare
Last month, I wrote a post about inclusion-and the fact that the local Special Olympics swim meet was not accessible to everyone. I was pretty loud on the topic-meaning that I wrote the post, asked people to share it on Facebook, asked people to send emails and...contacted the media. The response was phenomenal. I don't know how many people wrote in-or shared the post-but it was picked up by the local media, I was interviewed by one of our local news stations..and the head of Special Olympics publicly stated that this would not happen again (Yay!). I was not particularly thrilled with how my interview and subsequent write up was edited. But the results were what we wanted and we got them. So, I want to thank any of you who helped spread this story. WE did something-made something happen-changed something for the better. Go us! It was an interesting adventure in all sorts of things-I learned a lot from the experience..and I thought that was that. Case closed-back to regular life..But then....
One of my short stories came to the attention of one of our local Newspapers, and they asked to interview me for Autism Awareness Month-or as I call it "The month of ick". I was a little hesitant..well no..actually I was kind of excited...well, maybe a tiny bit hesitant...The whole news report thing had made my life a little bit uncomfortable and I didn't want to go through that again..but..alright, I'll be honest..How cool is that? They wanted to interview me! I mean, all the other cool blogger mothers have done interviews..Now someone was interested in us? So I said.."Let me think about it."..NOT! I said "SURE! YES! O.K!" I admit, I was perhaps a tad bit..
Anyway, I wasn't sure if I wanted to share the article here or not. I was a bit torn as I don't really post pictures of the kids...but then today...it was brought to my attention that the article also featured a video. So..I figured at this point-so many people have seen it-why not?...if only to give my hair the recognition it was going for...so, here is a link to it..The interview and the video...and my hair in all its glory
Here it is
So, that is the story of my month in the spotlight. I suspect (and hope) that things will quiet down for a while..although my hair however, has informed me that it is available for public speaking engagements...just leave it a message in the comments.