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In Search Of Autism Characters Who Aren’t Awkward Savants

Julia, the autistic Muppet.

Julia, the autistic Muppet.

Television and film have a characterization problem right now.

Writers in these fields have been creating autism-related characters who are often portrayed as one-note awkward savants or, occasionally, some other worse stereotype.

Falling back on this sort of typecasting is a hack-y disservice. Sarah explained why in an essay for Pacific Standard.

To read it go here.

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11 Martial Arts Advice Topics

Here are some of Sarah’s martial arts basics posts for Asian World Of Martial Arts:

5 Tips For Maximizing Your Gym Time

The Difference Between White Gis And Black Gis

5 Tips For Starting Your Fight Journey

AWMA To Distribute Presley Brothers Gear

Where To Get Dojo Supplies

Does Judo And Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Cross-Training Help?

Getting The Right MMA Gear For Beginners

Boxing Basics

AWMA Is Invicta’s New Glove Sponsor

Keeping Safe Competing In Martial Arts

Why Sparring Matters

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The 84-Year-Old Who Brought Karate To Her Care Center

Dot Naylor and young karate participants.

Dot Naylor and young karate participants.

Dot Naylor, a pioneering 84-year-old British karate black belt, wanted to watch and judge one last karate tournament.

So with the help of Wishing Washing Line, a community outreach program designed to fulfill the dreams of care residents, karate students came to the St. Fillans Care Centre in Colchester, England so she could fulfill her wish.

Sarah wrote about why this makes for such a fulfilling journey in Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story go here.

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85 Year Old Paints Using Boxing Gloves

Ushio Shinohara

Ushio Shinohara

Ushio Shinohara, an 85 year old painter, has figured out a way to incorporate boxing — actual boxing, using gloves — into making his art.

Sarah wrote about this for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story go here.

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4 Ways Martial Arts Training Can Help Combat Depression

Martial arts training can help combat depression

Martial arts training can help combat depression

As society comes to learn more and more about depression and the ways to combat it, one tool that’s proving helpful is frequent physical exercise like martial arts training.

Sarah explained why in a feature list story for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story go here.

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9 Things To Learn About Martial Arts

Martial Arts training can help focus

Martial Arts training can help focus

Sarah’s teachable series of posts continues at Asian World Of Martial Arts.

Here are her latest info posts:

What Gear Do You Need For Your First Boxing Lesson

Martial Arts Can Improve Focus In Adults

How Martial Arts Helps With Stress Relief

The Transformative Power Of Martial Arts Training

Finding The Right Martial Arts Uniform

How Martial Arts Training Helps Winter Olympic Athletes

Best Boxing Gloves For Women

Why Sparring Is A Great Workout

Ways To Get Fit In 2018

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The Spirit Behind The Spirit Of John Concert

Spirit Of The West's John Mann

Spirit Of The West’s John Mann

In recent years a cast of high-profile Canadian musicians have been rallying around Spirit Of The West singer John Mann in the wake of his diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

This past September these musicians gathered in Toronto for the Spirit Of John benefit concert.

I spoke to organizer/Chalk Circle singer Christ Tait about the event for Samaritanmag.

To read the story click here.

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