What an Autism Diagnosis Taught me about Being Human

On January 2, 2019, I was diagnosed with the branch of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) formerly known as Apsergers Syndrome. And it was one of the happiest days of my life. Prior to the three-month diagnostic process that led to this moment, all I knew about Autism was what most people know: Rain Man, The … Continue reading What an Autism Diagnosis Taught me about Being Human

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Strength in Gentility

"When I first wore heels in my adult life, a guy told me, 'You shouldn't wear those. You're too tall.' So then I just went and bought like six more heels." Shakia Hollis told us this story as she laced up her 4 inch high heels, after riding her longboard around Monday Night Brewing Garage. … Continue reading Strength in Gentility

Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 3

Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of this series on Peace of Thread, where Denise Smith told us about how she got started and the struggles she faced in her work. In this final installment find out more about where Peace of Thread is now, where they’re headed and how you … Continue reading Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 3