A Simple Definition of Avatar
Hinduism: the human or animal form of a Hindu God on earth.
:someone who represents a type of person, an idea or a quality.
I have "Avatar" tattooed on my arm for my Autistic son, Phoenix.
When asked about it I explain that it symbolizes that I am all knowing but still learning.
I am an Avatar 4 Autism with over 20 years representing and learning from my son.
All the while I am listening to and observing the world, both autistic and 'neurotypical".
A Simple Definition of Neurotypical
Not displaying or characterized by autistic or other neurologically atypical patterns
of thought or behavior.
"neurotypical individuals often assume that their experience of the world is either
the only one or the only correct one".
I approach Phoenix's autism with my eyes, mind and heart wide open.
I am resilient and expect the unexpected.
When asked, I give advice to others living within the world of Autism.
Sometimes it feels like we are in another universe. I see solutions where others only see problems.
I have discovered that the easiest way to solve a problem is to first accept it
and consider if it really is a problem or if it's just the way.
I tell my son that he is a V.I.P.
A Very Important Phoenix.
As he is. As I am.
Author, Avatar 4 Autism, Clothing Designer