Fabricated Peace

TW/CW: Psychiatric setting, Security/Police, Medical Abuse/Ableism You walk through the two sets of automatic sliding double doors, into the mental health wing.  You leave the bitter cold air behind and enter the sterile hospital environment you have come to know so well after all these months.  When entering the front foyer, you are met with…

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How to Support Survivors of Crime – Centre Them, Not the Perpetrators

CW/TW: Discussion of suicide, discussion of hate crime against Greta Thunberg Recently in Rome a malicious act was committed, a hate crime, against Greta Thunberg. The intent of the perpetrators was to create pain and give further fuel to a narrative about the hate many in some establishments have against Greta Thunberg and all that…

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Autists’ Rage

[Main Image: art by Cyarin, depicting Greta Thunberg] We channel our anger Like a raging river Carving pathways Through once impenetrable rock “Change is coming , whether you like it or not.”

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Boss Says Be Nice to the Man

TW/CW: human trafficking, sexual assault First, a note about Advocacy: Believe survivors. Centre survivors in their own narratives, because it is their voices that are most important. Be an ally through a willingness to set aside your own biases, and really listen to survivors themselves. Honour survivors when they say “No” to your ideas about…

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Inclusion: A Bird’s Eye View (Part 3 of 3 – Down to Earth)

[Image: Viewpoint from the forest floor, looking upwards at the brown-eyed Susan flowers in the late afternoon sunlight, in early September] Welcome back! This is the third and final blog post about my use of sociometry to visualize class dynamics, with an eye to promoting inclusion. To recap, the question posed to students was, “Name…

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Silenced by Circumstance

Yesterday I posted a fragment of my life as a young woman, just starting out, in Japan. That was so last century (literally) but something still holds true. The concept of silence by circumstance. If you’ve ever read my Huffington Post profile, you know that I treasure my freedom of speech. My voice. And lifting…

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Dear Sesame Street

1978 Dear Sesame Street, I am 3. I am autistic. When I grow up, I will be an autistic adult. I wonder what you think of me. Do you like me just the way I am? People trust you, Sesame Street. Can I trust you? Your friend, Ingrid [Image: Young girl of preschool age with…

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Hello!

Thanks for dropping by! Grab a cup of coffee (or if you’re like me, maybe a pot of coffee), and take a glance at my site. I named this site “Ingrid Wonders” because that’s exactly what I do. All. The. Time. You may find my areas of interest mutually engaging; you may not. That’s the…

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