Morénike

Clarification Statement About #BoycottHUBlackAutism 2022

They say that if something happens frequently enough, perhaps instead of looking around for the source of the problem, you should consider looking inward. Maybe I’m just really obtuse…because in all honesty, the idea that I am truly the problem in some the majority of situations just doesn’t make sense to me. I’m being 100% …

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Couple copulating in bed

#AuthenticAwareness: Stop shaming meiotic beings!

(FYI: This post was inspired by one that’s equally eyebrow-raising, but sadly not intended to be perceived as sarcasm nor as the histrionic fiction that it truly is: https://www.ncsautism.org/blog//authenticawareness-stop-shaming-severe-autism ) Greetings! How was your night? Oh, it was okay? That’s good. Let me tell you about mine. After giving the kids their nighttime meds, setting …

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RIP: Many Black & Brown autistic people who have died in recent years from murder, drowning, accidents, or other non-natural causes

Jacob David Jaycee Eubanks Isiah Desmond Kirk Mercedes Losoya Deonn Carter  Jzya Thompson RonNiveya O’neal  Stavian Driver Marcus McGhee Aaron Carter Gavin Douyon  Nicole Amari Hall Elijah McCain  Stephon Wotts  Melissa Stoddard  Kendrick Lee  Izzy Techenor Kyrin Carter  Kobe Heisler Avonte Oquendo  Reece Watts  Jeremiah Degrate Rios Omarion Humphrey  Maleah Davis  Keydall Jones  Rashaad Germany …

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Support > neutrality: a real-life case study

This article pertains to a specific (past) situation that may or may not be familiar, or even relevant, to some readers who are viewing this. I do think the overall concept is of merit, which is why I will leave this up long after the matter has become “yesterday’s news.” I feel that it provides …

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Info and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is this Morénike person, anyway? (5 links) About Me (informal) – Morénike Giwa Onaiwu BBC World Service preview (video, ~60 seconds): Morénike Giwa Onaiwu US Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Member Bio: Morénike Giwa Onaiwu Meet Morénike | preview (video, ~5 minutes) from Project MISTAG MGO Read aloud (video, ~12 minutes) of children’s book “My …

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An apology for (unintentional) misinformation

Per Lewicki, Lount, and Polin (2016), an effective apology has the following components:  An expression of regret; an explanation of what went wrong; an acknowledgment of responsibility; a declaration of repentance; an offer of repair; and a request for forgiveness Below I am offering my heartfelt apology according to these six elements. Apology In the …

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Accountability, bridge-building, & seeking a “middle” path

It’s been a long day and my spoons are nearly depleted, but I want to write this, even if I do a poor job of conveying my intended message due to fatigue, because I fear if I postpone it there’s a possibility that I might not get back to it. So I’m asking for your …

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Shattered beyond repair

I’m tired.  So tired. So, so very tired. I pray that I will have the “wherewith-all” (that is SUCH a strange word) to clearly convey the subterraneous depths of despair that I am currently and for some time been dwelling in. Right now I don’t think that I do. This probably isn’t “professional.” It’s probably …

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