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.
Her paintings are so breathtaking! <3 <3
But does anyone else see that cat face in the last painting?!
For self individualisation I agree, however… doesn’t what you feel have to be concordant with reality - i.e. a schizophrenic or drunk person believing themselves to be invincible is dangerous and delusional. If you feel sexy and appear to not be… isn’t that a dangerous way of thinking that can lead to social criticism?
Are you seriously equating a fat person feeling sexy to psychosis? Is that actually happening here?
campaign to use the word “productive” less and try out fulfilling, satisfying, or meaningful more
German promo poster for Pride.
she sat in the water for like an hour, just staring at the water peacefully
An angel, honestly.
Only one word . DAAYUUUMM!
this is what im on tumblr for
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blanket apology to all the female celebrities i hated as a teenager because i was up to my eyeballs in internalized misogyny
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