'You are so inspiring, I mean, for an autist!'

'You are so inspiring, I mean, for an autist!'

'You are so inspiring, I mean, for an...

When I published my autiethnography “The Do less travelled by'' (about the benefits and challenges of budo for people on the autism spectrum), I was overwhelmed by the reactions. Hundreds of people reached out to me. Most of the feedback I received made me very happy, as it was about my hard work  • Verder
Martine Mussies  •   9 okt 2020
Still 'Diving Into The Wreck'

Still 'Diving Into The Wreck'

Still 'Diving Into The Wreck'

Once in a while, you come across a piece of writing that deeply resonates with what lives inside you, in words you do not have yet. That happened to me. On a sleepless night I fell in a YouTube rabbit hole and ended up at a recording of Adrienne Rich’ ‘Diving Into the Wreck’, a feminist poem from 1973. It struck me that, forty-seven years later, Rich’ comparisons and images have lost nothing of their eloquence or relevance. This rich poem offers a variety of interpretations. I have found  • Verder
Martine Mussies  •   2 jun 2020
The black mermaid

The black mermaid

The black mermaid

When the Disney studios announced that they had cast Halle Bailey in the role of Ariel, aka The Little Mermaid, for their latest live-action remake, there was a wave of reactions and most of all: criticism. Twitter hashtags #NotMyMermaid and #NotMyAriel became trending topics and Halle was ridiculed  • Verder
Martine Mussies  •   8 apr 2020