Emma gets sound and music and has an innate musical talent. It is her true form of expression along with many other forms including writing. She’s a true inspiration. She also is autistic.
*This was an assignment for English Composition to create a podcast about something you care about. This is mine after many revisions and incorporating notes from my teacher. A written transcript of the podcast is below, but if you can, listen first!
Emma – 2016 Photograph by Pete Thompson
This voice? The one that you’re hearing read these words? Yeah, that one. It isn’t my voice. It’s my mom’s. You’re probably wondering why a teenage girl would want her mom to read what she’s written. In my case, it’s because I can’t read what I write out loud. There’s not a direct line between my brain and my mouth. It’s more like an elaborate maze. I can’t speak so people understand what I mean. If asked a question, my mouth says things that do not answer the question. My brain doesn’t think in words the way most people’s do. Names…
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