Last night I was thinking about two educational roles I interviewed for in the years past and the administered skills tests I subsequently flopped. For some of us, interview experiences stick with us for a lifetime. I remember two instances where I didn’t make the grade. The funny thing is that I was an exemplary… Continue reading DON’T JUDGE ME BASED ON A MOUSE!
The necessity to pause . . .
The necessity to pause . . . I had a really rough morning. Thankfully, I work at a place where I can bring my whole self to work. Fortunately, I work at a company where self-care, family, and mental health are a priority. If I had to, I could pick up the phone and call… Continue reading The necessity to pause . . .
Happy Disability Pride Month 2022 from Samantha Craft
Happy Disability Pride Month from George Bailey and Me. I am part of the diverse disability community. Beyond being a #neurodivergent, I have been physically disabled for over two decades. Disability Pride Month holds a unique meaning depending on the individual. For me, it is about holding space for others’ dignity and truly reflecting on what… Continue reading Happy Disability Pride Month 2022 from Samantha Craft
Radical Leadership: It’s time to make space for our humanity
I’ve just sat through nearly a dozen presentations on ethical leadership in the past week, with local leaders in the Pacific Northwest from a variety of backgrounds and credentials, most, if not all, from historically underserved communities. I’ve survived my first twelve months in the doctorate program in leadership, with ample time to reflect on… Continue reading Radical Leadership: It’s time to make space for our humanity
Samantha Craft: ‘Whole Lot of Somethings’ and TikTok
Hello All, Ramble warning. Pinball-like writing, official AuDHD style! Shall we proceed? I recently got a bumper sticker for my 2017 silver Honda CRV automobile that reads: I may be old but that’s ok . . . I got to see all the good bands. I wanted to laugh, but then Sir Brain thought, “Is… Continue reading Samantha Craft: ‘Whole Lot of Somethings’ and TikTok
Peace (The Power Of)
5.2022 Samantha Craft
My mind is a beautiful variant of the neurotypical mind. I’m neuro-variant.
A variant of a particular thing is something that has a different form from that thing, although it is related to it. “The quagga was a strikingly beautiful variant of the zebra.” (Collins Dictionary) This makes me think: “The Autistic individual’s way of thinking was a strikingly beautiful variant of the neurotypical’s mind.” The sentence… Continue reading My mind is a beautiful variant of the neurotypical mind. I’m neuro-variant.