Faces

I want to be a hundred things. I want to be a writer and a pharmacist and an architect. I wouldn’t mind being an FBI agent or an editor at a magazine. My dream is to someday create a photojournalistic book a la “Where Children Sleep” and travel the world with Danny and document different cultures and ideas and people.

But right now I’m a mom and I’m a non-profit director (I love saying that) with a passion for evoking compassion in situations that are different than the norm. I wrote about how Suzanne and I started The Green Apple Project and we’ve been working like honeybees (honeybees work their asses off) to get it launched and going and accessible to everyone who needs it. I’ve forever wanted to do a photo project, something on a larger scale than posting to Facebook, whose purpose is to draw attention to a cause or idea rather than the talent or ‘fame’ of the photographer who took the photographs and using that talent to do so. And it’s all coming together through an art show called

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It’s not a fundraiser (although of course donations are accepted). Instead, it’s a way of saying, “Look at these beautiful faces! Look at who they are and what they love. Look at their family and look at how much they love life. And look, too, at how hard and frustrating life can be for them.” It’s a way to say support and education and awareness is needed. 

We will have fifteen 20×20 black and white portraits taken by incredibly talented photographers of children with autism. Alongside the image will be an inside look at who they are, what they love, and what they struggle with, written by a close family member.

 

Jamie

Jamie loves Greek Mythology.

He loves popcorn and grilled cheese and would eat eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

His favorite subject is history and can remember the dates and facts of everything he reads. The ancient world (Greece, Egypt, Rome) is his specialty.

He loves his friends and his family and his sisters are his best friends.

He doesn’t like large crowds and he’s sensitive to smells and sounds.

He gets frustrated easily and has a hard time reading tone and translating body language. He’s literal and honest and sees most things as either right or wrong with no in between.

Jamie is the face of autism.

If you are local, we’d love for you to join us for our event.

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  1. mdflerch

    I love this idea! I have marked my calendar and plan to attend. ♥️ Denice

    On Thursday, February 18, 2016, Fairy Wings and Dinosaurs wrote:

    > ruthie1985 posted: “I want to be a hundred things. I want to be a writer > and a pharmacist and an architect. I wouldn’t mind being an FBI agent or an > editor at a magazine. My dream is to someday create a photojournalistic > book a la “Where Children Sleep” and travel the world ” >

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