About

Thank you for taking the time to read a little more about me.

Firstly, let me just say, that I blog about anything and everything under the sun because like everyone else, my life is made up of more facets, than just one.

My son has Autism and I will always write about our experiences together.

My daughter has Asperger’s Syndrome and I myself am an adult Aspie.

My life is filled with so  many different aspects and ways of being that it is a veritable kaleidoscope and so too is my blog.

I’m a mother,  an academic, a researcher, a philosopher, a writer, a poet, a feminist and an amateur photographer,  but most importantly of all, I’m a human being with my own unique ways of taking in this world.

For all of these reasons my blog is somewhat of an eclectic space.

Filled not just with issues and concerns dealing with Autism, but also with my own experiences and imagination, poetry and photography.

I’m also passionate about sharing the works of both adults with Autism and parents of children with Autism within my blog space.

To this end I regularly open up my space to those who feel that they have experiences, views and stories of their own that they wish  to tell.

So from time to time you may find the words of others appearing in all their glory across your screen when you click on my name.

If so don’t panic. This is exactly how I wish it to be  and if you, yourself would like to contribute please feel free to contact me.

In the meantime I hope that you will find something of value amidst my ramblings.

If you do, please remember that whilst I am happy for you to share my posts via either the  REBLOG or Share Post functions on Word Press, I am not happy to have my words stolen without permission.

So please, whatever you do, don’t become a thought pirate.

Don’t cut and paste  or take my words without first applying all due credit.

On a more positive note, I hope you enjoy my blog space and please feel free to add me as a friend on Facebook. Just look for Mae Seventh-Voice and drop me a quick line to let me know that you follow my blog.

Cheers.

Seventh :)

82 thoughts on “About

  1. I read a few posts, and I know I will be back to read them all you have. Most of all, one post stands out and hit hard…”letter to myself in 20 yrs” many times i felt a same way, but never had the chance to write it down, mainly b/c I started crying uncontrollably.
    You are a wonderful mother a wonderful human being. God bless you.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. All any of us can ever hope to do is to improve our children’s lives. For some that means buying a bigger house, or providing the best education that money can buy. But there are some of us out there for whom the goals are somewhat less grand but still somehow more personally immense. I thank you so much for your support. Blessings to you too.

  2. Hello, Mae,

    Browsing through your postings gives me the sense of a human being fully engaged in her life, and fighting back against the urge to abandon the hope for a better life. In this regard, we are similarly engaged, but the amount of strength and resolve required for you to face your life are far greater than most people ever need to conjure. That you continue to do so inspires us all.

    When anyone with your degree of talent and powerful motivation for writing gives attention to my blog, while it is a gift which I strive to earn with every entry, it always feels somewhat mysterious to me, and like many writers, I often secretly wonder how it could be that our words resonate for each other.

    Human consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our humanity, and one that is essential in recognizing our inseparability from every other spirit born in the world. How it is even possible that humans can be so empathetic and caring in one place, and so disconnected and callous in another remains even more mysterious yet.

    The great German writer, Goethe once wrote:

    “The true locus of beauty is not in the intellect or in reason, but in natural feeling and passion.”

    Your natural feeling and passion are testimony that Goethe was right.

    With appreciation…..John H.

  3. Hi, and thanks for the follow! I noticed you started following Writing at Midnight after I posted my last post, “Bibliomancy”. I just wanted to make sure that you saw that this blog, Writing at Midnight, has been discontinued (though none of the old posts will be deleted in case anyone found them useful.) My new blog is at alisonjmckenzie.wordpress.com. If you had intentionally followed the discontinued blog, that’s fine, but I thought I’d double check.

  4. Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog! I appreciate it very much. I’ve enjoyed my visit here and look forward to following your posts. :-D

    • Thank you. I am indeed planning to use it again…. I agree with you…. I loved the phrase as soon as I came up with it and yes it certainly does beg to be used again.

  5. Thank you for following me and checking out my blog. Your blog looks wonderful, and I’m excited to look around.

  6. You and I started blogging at just about the same time. I look forward to reading more here. I’m very interested in Asperger Syndrome, and it looks like you are very knowledgeable. I look forward to getting better acquainted. :)

  7. Thank you for following my blog :). I really appreciate it!
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with having an eclectic blog. In a way mine is all over the place, main reason I named my blog Family, Friends And Everything In Between.
    I look forward to reading your posts ( I am following your blog too )!
    Take care!

  8. Reading your blog has inspired me to continue writing, so I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
    The rules for receiving this award are:
    1. Display the award logo on your blog.
    2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
    3. State 7 things about yourself.
    4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
    5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

  9. I just added you to my blogroll :) Though my audience is small, I find it a great reference for me. I focus on Asperger’s bloggers and resources. My middle child 6 yr old boy is dx’d Aspie, I am undiagnosed and My 3 yr old is going through evals now. :) It’s quite a journey. I am very interested in following asper- moms right now, since I find it a struggle. Thanks for sharing :) http://dailyamazed.blogspot.com/

  10. Dear Seventh,
    When I found your blog I found myself crying, uncontrollably, for twenty minutes. After raising a beautiful, brilliant, unique, and loving boy with Aspergers for almost 16 years (without officially having him diagnosed for fear of labeling and tracking) I have found a place in which the dignity and special superpowers that Aspergers engenders has been recognized. Forever grateful. LOVE.

  11. As an as-yet-undiagnosed Aspergian, I can only begin to express what a positive effect your blog has had on my life since I discovered it two weeks ago. Your perspective, your presentation, and the incredibly enlightening testimonies generated in the comments sections have all proven tremendously enlightening to me, to my partner, and to my immediate family. I understand so much more about myself, and other undiagnosed Aspergians in my life, thanks to you. Your blog has inspired me not only to schedule neurocognitive testing but to open up publicly about the devastating effects a seemingly dismissive initial evaluation had on my self-image. The knowledge I gained from your posts on empathy, the plight of undiagnosed adults, and adaptation techniques that cause AS to be frequently overlooked in women have given me the confidence to pursue a more definitive diagnosis than the one I received before. I hope the piece I have written about my experience up to now speaks to this impact, and that it may provide further insight for fellow Aspies fighting skepticism in the pursuit of a diagnosis. (http://robertjeffrey.blogspot.com/2014/03/i-honestly-know-me-evaluation-of_29.html)
    Thank you so, so, so much, on behalf of my partner and my family and I, and untold millions, for the gift you have given to us all through the work you put into this blog. I send best wishes, and undying gratitude, to you and to your family! <3

    • Thank you so much Robert for taking the time to share you kind words with me. I’m so pleased that the articles and experiences that I’ve shared on my blog page have added to your world. Wishing you much support. Cheers Seventh.

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