My brother Matthew has autism

My brother Matthew has autism

My brother Matthew at the aquarium today, with a photo of me below. Matt is 27 (2 years younger than I am), loves animals, Disney, the ocean, Christmas, umbrellas, and road trips. He has autism. Siblings of autistic people like myself are 20-30% more likely to have autistic traits and 22x more likely than the ...
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I have a mouth on me

I have a mouth on me

I have a mouth on me. I find it helps to realize all the ways I've been silenced to find the bravery to speak up. Women (or any repressed minority), do some research and find disgusting statistics on how much airtime we get - on screen, at a work meeting, at a cocktail party. And ...
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I Give My Voice

I Give My Voice

I am going to the Million Women March on DC on January 21, 2017. Please consider joining me there to create a powerful statement. The march is inclusive - EVERYONE who supports women's rights is welcome. LA folks, reach out to me if you want to join my caravan ...
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I am an American, born of immigrants

I am an American, born of immigrants

I am an American. I was born in New Jersey. My paternal grandfather immigrated to the US from Korea. (My dad was 9 years old when they moved to Tennessee, meet him and listen for that Southern accent.) My grandpa was a Yale Ph.D. and a brilliant mathematician. He was, in my words, a national ...
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A Setback, F*ck Perfectionism

A Setback, F*ck Perfectionism

In Hillary’s concession speech, I felt like she was speaking DIRECTLY to me with this:”I’ve had successes and setbacks and sometimes painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public, and political careers – you will have successes and setbacks too. This loss hurts, but please never stop believing that fighting ...
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