I was recently interviewed for an article in the Chicago Tribune. It was published on January 3, 2020. The article talked about how I use a letterboard to communicate. It was exciting for me to get my story told and help other families. The response was incredible. My blog had over 12,000 views from over 40 countries within 3 days. The traffic came from the article directly and from many social media reposts.
My mind has been blown by all of this support! I never knew this was possible and I am so happy. I really got stuck into wanting to be normal for a while and pushed myself into doing things that made me uncomfortable. I started school and doing more social things to try to make myself feel okay with who I am. Those things did not and still do not make me feel normal. They make my differences that much more glaring. I am different and different is something to celebrate! All of you reading my blog and the Chicago Tribune article have shown me that and you are amazing! I am promising myself going forward to not do things for the sake of fitting in. I encourage you to do the same this year.
I have attached a link to the story and as well as images for my international readers who told me they were unable to use the link.