Not your typical Autism Awareness Month Post!

•April 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment
  I have wanted to write a blog post about Autism Awareness Month.   I wanted to write about how awesome my son is, what amazing traits he has, how smart he is and how much I have learned and grown from him. But in the wake of so many hate and fear stories in social media, I decided I want to publish my fear story.  I fear you, the person who is afraid of transgender people using your bathroom. I am afraid of the people who think their beliefs are more important than their neighbors or the people across town. I am afraid of the people who think it's okay to dehumanize someone because they don't live a life like yours. I am afraid of the people who raise their children to live their life in fear. I am afraid of your children who are raised to fear and hate differences in people. This fear and hate causes war. This fear and hate causes racism. This fear and hate causes self-loathing. When children learn fear and hate from their parents, they fear and hate everyone including him or herself.  I fear you! You and your children will pick and bully my son because he is different. You will point out his differences and make him feel inferior. I am afraid of you using a bathroom with my son because if he does something out of your range of normal, you will chastise and humiliate him.  You will call him a freak!  Yes he is a cute little boy now but in a couple of years he will look like a man and that will scare you too! I fear you or your child will harm my child because they learned to hate differences. I fear you, not because how you dress, your religion, your skin color, your sexual orientation or where you live. I fear you because you live your life in fear and hate, because you teach your children that differences are bad, and because you put your beliefs ahead of all others.  So next time you talk to your children or in front of your children about fearing the transgender person in the public bathroom, I want you to know that I am right behind you telling my children to fear you. 

  I have wanted to write a blog post about Autism Awareness Month.   I wanted to write about how awesome my son is, what amazing traits he has, how smart he is and how much I have learned and grown from him. But in the wake of so many hate and fear stories in social media, I decided I want to publish my fear story.  I fear you, the person who is afraid of transgender people using your bathroom. I am afraid of the people who think their beliefs are more important than their neighbors or the people across town. I am afraid of the people who think it’s okay to dehumanize someone because they don’t live a life like yours. I am afraid of the people who raise their children to live their life in fear. I am afraid of your children who are raised to fear and hate differences in people. This fear and hate causes war. This fear and hate causes racism. This fear and hate causes self-loathing. When children learn fear and hate from their parents, they fear and hate everyone including him or herself.  I fear you! You and your children will pick and bully my son because he is different. You will point out his differences and make him feel inferior. I am afraid of you using a bathroom with my son because if he does something out of your range of normal, you will chastise and humiliate him.  You will call him a freak!  Yes he is a cute little boy now but in a couple of years he will look like a man and that will scare you too! I fear you or your child will harm my child because they learned to hate differences. I fear you, not because how you dress, your religion, your skin color, your sexual orientation or where you live. I fear you because you live your life in fear and hate, because you teach your children that differences are bad, and because you put your beliefs ahead of all others.  So next time you talk to your children or in front of your children about fearing the transgender person in the public bathroom, I want you to know that I am right behind you telling my children to fear you. 

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Dye

•December 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Finished dying late last night. It will take awhile for yarn to dry. I hope to start dressing the loom this weekend. Passion colors!!!! 

Ready to dye

•December 14, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Bamboo yarn is ready for the dye bath. I have measured warp and weft. This is my least favorite part of weaving and I’m glad this part is done. So excited for the next step.  

Can you say niddy noddy?

•December 14, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Hairy marks and wet ink

•December 12, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Warping mill

•December 12, 2015 • Leave a Comment

This is a time saver and and shoulder saver.  

 #warpingmill #yeah #savingmyarmsandshoulders #thisiswhatimdoingthisweekend #dazzlersbestwarpingmill

 #warpingmill #yeah #savingmyarmsandshoulders #thisiswhatimdoingthisweekend #dazzlersbestwarpingmill

Tic marks

•December 9, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Graphite on typo  

Graphite on typo