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The Artist

April 2, 2024 Spectrum Women

Poem by Elizabeth Ruben   Over the sparkling city I shall build A bridge Of prism glass   And the rainbows Of this overpass Will enchant The passers by   For the arch Over the heavens Has now been Rendered   By human hand The rainbow’s seven And now with Pride I stand   My inner beauty Once expressed Outside, that The river’s gentle tide   Shall play the Music of my heart when The harshness of this world Tears me apart.   Elizabeth Ruben is a neurodivergent writer who has always had an affinity with the written word. Her […]

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What I like by Jenny Snyder

July 6, 2019 Spectrum Women

People make autism out to be scary and pitiable. But there are lots of things I LIKE about being autistic. Focus:  Focusing on an activity is incredibly energizing. You could say I have a one-track mind. I am good at certain kinds of things because it’s easy to totally commit myself to some drive and I am pretty much single minded.  Thoughts are like drugs to me.  A few times in my life people have commented, “You think too much,” like my focus was weird, but I love the non-stop inner deliberations.  My mind is not a bad place to […]