Tuesday, September 29, 2015

My Favorite Genius

This morning, I woke up and read about Alex Truesdell, a recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award. She is described as

a visionary social entrepreneur who creates low-tech, affordable tools and furniture that enable children with disabilities to participate actively in their homes, schools, and communities. Truesdell challenges our assumption that disabilities are fixed and instead suggests that limitations can be minimized, or even eliminated, with effective user-inspired adaptations—the kind she creates as founder and director of the nonprofit Adaptive Design Association (ADA).

You can read more about her here.  If you need a good, cleansing cry about something beautiful, watch the video.

The Universe is abundant, and there is much for which to be grateful. Thank you, Alex, for the work that you're doing.


  1. Oh thank you thank you. Much needed this morning. Equality for all children and love and music and little cars that zoom and goodness and seeing the big picture and all things bright and beautiful thank you. xoxo

  2. E, thank you SO much for introducing us to Alex Truesdell. This is an ordinary saint in our midst. And as they say..."no one is ordinary!" How very special. Making life more comfortable and accommodating for children with disabilities DOES open doors for them and their families.

    May Sophie and you and your family be blessed my Ms Truesdell....the whole world of people with disabilities be blessed and for everyone to see the "able" in disabilities xx



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