Guess what I have in common with Rosie O’Donnell, Kobe Bryant, Oprah, Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Justin Timberlake, Ben Stiller, and Elton John? You have hopefully heard of Kate Winslet’s new book, The Golden Hat. The Golden Hat is a book with photos of many celebrities and some of us with autism who type to communicate. We are all wearing the same hat that represents the poem written by Keli Thorsteinsson who is the son of Margret Ericsdottir, who made a movie about looking for help for her son who has autism.
Some of us typers met at Dov Shestack’s house to have the photos taken. The photographers kindly were friends who also took photos another time for my new book cover. Frankly it is dreadful to hold my gaze into a greatly black hole of a camera which is like a photograph of a black sky somewhere over the big globe we live on. By having to look into the lens I felt nervous nicely and my body had to move because it was lost in the black hole.
Greatly having someone there that I knew I could trust helped. Having to sacrifice my comfort was frankly really hard but worth it because it was for a good cause, The Golden Hat Foundation.
Frankly having the opportunity kindly made me very grateful because I just knew that there are lots of people learning to type. They had possibilities of other typers to ask, but they asked me, so greatly I happily took the offer. Believing I’m making a difference makes me feel like my life is not meaningless. The nicely greatest aspect was spending time with other typers like me.
Looking back, lots of people have put up with my challenges to mold me into the person I am today. My idea is having a book that has pictures of staff and mentors to honor them.