The real face of albinism

Today I’m the proudest mum on the earth. My son gave 10 presentations to his schoolmates talking about his experience as a person with albinism in the lead up to International Albinism Awareness Day on Saturday, June 13. He proudly wore a crazy hat as part of...

Demystifying Albinism: Skin Deep

Welcome to my ongoing series on demystifying albinism. Before you get settled in I recommend you check out my previous posts on the following topics: Demystifying Albinism: The Power of Popular Perception Demystifying Albinism: Seeing Red Demystifying Albinism: Shades...

Gilbert and the pugs

Nathan and I have always wanted a dog. From the moment we got together and then moved in together and then married, we have wanted to share our life with a furry companion. A lot of things conspired to prevent the dream becoming reality. First we were renting and were...

Autism and the Silly Season

For many people on the autism spectrum, the busyness and social nature of the lead up to Christmas and the end of the year can prove too much. There’s the changes in routine, particularly at school. There’s the party and function invitations. There’s...