Heard Kesha’s new song? Boy, do those lyrics ring true to my weekend!?! Presenting for the first time in 2018 with Aubrey at SC Council for Exceptional Children. In her presentation, she shares a great deal about growing up in an educational system that didn’t always fully understand her. She says, “In 4th and 5th grade, I was in a class of all boys. They were nice but did not play with me.” She went on to say, “I love Winthrop because I have friends that see me for the best.”
I live to share our story because it rings true in the lives of so many families. I have seen Aubrey being familiar with the dark, wanting nothing more but to blend in and hide away. However, increased confidence from school, home, college, and presenting has helped her find her place and be glorious. She has developed her own voice, ensuring that she advocates for her desires. She can use her device to go and purchase gas. Some folks would have bet their car this would never happen. I am shocked, thankful and blessed to see where she is today and to know how much she has changed me. So, in the words of Kesha, “look out world cause here we come…”.