RSS

My Ignorance is Showing

11 Jan

When Miss Montana Alexis Wineman puts on her evening gown and walks onto the Miss America competition stage on Saturday, she’ll do so not just as this year’s youngest contestant (she’s 18), but also as its first-ever contestant with autism.

Why does it matter that she’s autistic, and apparently mildly autistic at that. “Wineman says she has ‘very mild symptoms,’ including melting down in stressful situations, occasional difficulty communicating and taking things literally.”

Based on those symptoms, I think I’m autistic!

I cannot wait for the day when we get to read: “She’s the first autistic bi-sexual with a glass left eye to win Miss Wyoming. We’ve come such a long way and yet still have so far to go!”

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 11, 2013 in Eyes+Sharp Stick, People

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: