Zoom Autism Magazine Issue 6 - Page 48

trum in America as there are Jews.” For posterity, I note that Silberman’s book came out as I was finishing this book. The importance of Neuro Tribes resonated in our neurodiverstiy community immediately, so I put my editors on hold, read his book and then completed this chapter. the apparatus to send it by radio.” Patrick Witty then asked: “When you say pigeon, what do you mean exactly?” Browne said, “A pigeon is a passenger on a regular commercial flight whom you have persuaded to carry a little package.” This famous picture appeared on President Kennedy’s desk that day. As a result of many just doing their part, Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation changed the world. We do not all need to burn up, but we must share our fire if we want change. Warren Buffett says, “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” I used to just sit in the shade; now I am trying to sew just seeds so that you may too. Growing change is often hard. The United States recently swore in a black attorney general named Lynch. And I am a gainfully employed “severely autistic” mute. It was not easy for Loretta Lynch or Barb Rentenbach, but here we are being heard. Barb and Lois Prislovsky working on their Loud Mute Radio podcast. a conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King, explained that this was not an act of suicide. He immolated himself out of love and wanting equality justice, not out of despair or self-pity. It was hard to be heard in Vietnam at that time, but Quang Duc was heard around the changing world. “ the event and won a Pulitzer prize for his international reporting as well as the world press photo of the year award. Browne recalled, “The main thing on my mind was getting the pictures out. I realized that this was something of unusual importance and that I’d have to get them to the AP in one of its far-flung octopus tentacles as soon as possible. And I also knew that this was a very difficult thing to do in Saigon on short notice. The whole trick was to get it to some transmission point. We had to get the raw film shipped by airfreight, or some way. It was not subject to censorship at that point. We used a pigeon to get it as far as Manila. And in Manila they had Each day I step out of my autistic darkroom to capture images. Before I am overexposed, I return to my safelight autistic sanctuary to process. The change chain grew stronger as photographers, pigeons, and presidents bound and reacted. Patrick Witty’s Time Magazine article on the 50th anniversary of Quang Duc’s burn interviewed Malcolm Browne, who photographed 48 ZOOM Autism through Many Lenses " Since my last book, I assiduously clicked out my ability to type independently and took the opportunity to make changes in my 24/7 care and immerse myself in my chosen career. I am a freelance neurodiversity promoter. It is a growing field providing relevant shade for perhaps the largest minority in the world. Steve Silberman wrote in Neuro Tribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, “There are roughly as many people on the specBarb and Team in NYC recording the new audiobook with Chad Dougatz, Lois Prislovsky, Carol Holloway, and Jeri Yarber. Like Malcolm Browne, for many of us, the main thing on our minds is getting the pictures out because we realize “this is something of unusual importance.” Each day, I step out of my autistic darkroom to capture images. Before I am overexposed, I return to my safelight autistic sanctuary to process. I wordlessly calculate what to develop and dilute. What appears in my developer tray is my neurochemical art. I then treat myself to a stop bath before the arduous task of getting my product to the neurotypical market. Next, I persuade my index finger pigeon to peck out my little package. In wide-awake Mark Nepo’s book Hold Nothing Back: Essentials for an Authentic Life, he teaches the interplay between effort and grace. Since one never knows when