I could never make small talk, just big talk.” Those are my kinda people! I have a son on the spectrum and it really has helped to open my eyes to how much bullshit social convention we really do allow. This doesn’t mean that we get to be rude to each other, but how about we be more real with each other? My pet peeve is passive-agressive people. If anyone I know better than the grocery check out clerk ask me how I am, they are usually going to get a real answer and not a perfunctory “fine, and you?” This is just one of the hazards of dealing with me…..

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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