The following is a guest post in the form of an open letter from Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter after this tweet during last night’s Presidential debate.
Dear Ann Coulter,
Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow. So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult?
I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow. I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you. In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.
I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child…
Ms. Judd is on the money with this viewpoint. So many of our girl and women look at themselves and see what they lack instead of seeing what they have. Society needs to take a step back and reevaluate what we value from each other. Below is the link to her post:
I think this is a great exercise to do for anyone who wants to be a writer or just like jotting down creative thoughts. I try to participate as often as I can, which sadly, isn’t very often *pout*. But if you can, you should definitely try one.
I urge people to join in, comment with your paragraph of fiction to accompany the image. It doesn’t have to follow my story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (provide a translation please :)). Anyone who wants to join in, is welcome. This photograph has been reblogged under Ermisenda on tumblr.
Thanks to Scriptor Obscura’s suggestion, I am urging contributors to post the URL to an image they would like to feature for next week’s Picture it & write. After posting your story or poem below paste the image web address. Depending on the amount of images we get I will make a poll in the following two-three days, or I will choose the most appropriate one from the group. Please post the appropriate credit beside the image.
It should be fun. Write away and share your desired photograph! (Remember no…
So, I wanted to write a post of the TV show, Bones. I’ve been dragging my feet about, but a blog that I follow,http://whenitsgood.com/, writes episode reviews for shows that they are watching. I thought this was an excellent review, and in lieu of my post, I wanted to share this one with you!
I’m going to try to share a new blog post every Monday. I find that the things that fascinate me are usually already written about…by someone else. Why should I be the only one who gets to read about them?