utism 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.”
October is here! How about some happy Jack-O-Lanterns on Ball Pythons to get you in the spirit of Halloween?! (x) (x)
I REALLY HATE EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW
He took the shot!
SALUTE A REAL NIGGA WHEN YOU SEE ONE
i think its funny how something called “Communist Party USA” is situated to the right of like, the Green Party and Jon Stewart
i like to tell myself that CPUSA is so far right because it’s like 90% FBI infiltrators so they all sit around like “okay, well, what…
this is creepy as fuck, I’ll take 14
(Source: spott10, via teruteruhoneymura)
Before I return to New York portraits, I want to share some portraits and stories that I gathered on an unscheduled side trip that I took to Jerusalem. Because of the hastily arranged nature of the trip, I worked with some unorthodox interpreters, including an extremely bright sixteen year old Palestinian boy. He approached everyone quite confidently, until we got to this group, and suddenly he got fidgety and clammed up. “Um, I don’t know,” he said. “They, um, will probably say no, um, maybe we should ask someone else.”
Being a good friend isn’t just “defending” your friend… it’s calling your friend out on their fuckshit and being real w/ them. Some of you fail 2 realize this.
my jojo otp is dio getting over his creepy joestar fixation and finding jesus
okay that happened and it resulted in Stone Ocean do not wish for this