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My name is Josh.
I live in New Zealand.
I studied film at University.
I like skateboarding, surfing, tattoos, and a large variety of music.
I enjoy discussing philosophy in conversation.
This year i'll be twenty-three.
I have no idea what I'm doing. Ever.




5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

Wow! Gorgeous.

I’m just gonna quote autisticlynx on what he said earlier today about this article:

this article and many others have their language set up so that it’s “autism is awful and pretty much a tragedy but it’s not ALL bad!” and sets her up as an “inspirational” object to admire instead of treating her like a person and treating her autism like it really is: neutral, neither inherently bad nor good.

+ “poorly understood”: that means they won’t even talk to us about it, wow

"impaired social ability" my social ability is quite fine, just different.

(via dashedlines)

  • Britain: Excuse Me
  • Netherlands: Excuseer me
  • Mexico: Perdon
  • Italy: Permesso
  • France: Pardon
  • Canada: Sorry
  • America: Get the fuck out of my way douchedick
  • Australia: Move cunt or I'll run you down with my kangaroo