Scrolling through recent Twitter likes, I happened upon these two beautiful images. Reminds me of this great talk. The danger of a single story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Kids have many stories. Representation matters. Thanks to Judith Condon and Jeffrey Merino for sharing!
I know why this image hit me so hard. I have a nephew with special needs. His sister though reminded us all that he’s just fine. He doesn’t need to be ‘cured’. What would help him is for other around him to know that he’s just fine. Probably one of the happiest human beings I know. Want to know how to treat him? Watch his sister. She treats him like a loved sibling, with a smidge of extra love and patience.
She’s a just kid and he’s just a kid.