Spread1_copy.pdf Download this file My 1200-1500 word piece for last semester's portfolio. I designed it for the dummy magazine I created, Cognition - a magazine for parents with special needs children. >Attaching the text in the designed spreads after this, just in case people don't want to/can't read the PDF above. Did You Make Your Vote Count? … Continue reading Did You Make Your Vote Count?
When they told me Karan had autism ... I didn't know what it meant. I was only 13-years-old and they could've been telling me he was left-handed for all I knew (Karan seems to be ambidextrous though). Even months later, it didn't make much sense to me. All I knew was: he was different. I resented … Continue reading Dealing with an autistic sibling
Sampat Pal Devi of the gulabi In March, the Indian upper parliament passed a historic affirmative-action bill. If approved by the lower house, the law would reserve 33 percent of all parliamentary seats for women. You might think this would be well-received by rural women in India. But they long ago gave up on the … Continue reading The women’s gangs of India. – By Amana Fontanella-Khan – Slate Magazine
Guest post by Adita Divecha, Karan's mother I still remember the day my son, Karan, was diagnosed as autistic. Until that point, I had never heard of that word. Karan's developmental milestones were already delayed. He had sat up late, started walking late and at the age of one-and-a-half only babbled. I was a little … Continue reading The day my son was diagnosed with autism
spread2.pdf Download this file My 800-1000 word piece for last semester's portfolio. I designed it for the dummy magazine I created, Cognition - a magazine for parents with special needs children. Attaching the text in the designed spreads after this, just in case people don't want to/can't read the PDF above. Having … Continue reading Having an Absolute Ball
[My 800 word piece for my magazine portfolio submitted last semester] Labels are meant for jars, not people. With the words ‘mad’ and ‘retarded’ already accepted forms of insults, is the word ‘autism’ not far away from the dubious honour? A copy of the sign I made for an autism walk in Dubai When … Continue reading My brother is autistic; what’s your excuse?
COVER.pdf Download this file The cover I designed for my dummy magazine Cognition for last semester. Image credit: Polly Tommey (who also gave me a brilliant interview for the magazine, which I will upload later)
via viruscomix.com I absolutely identify with and adore this cartoon. I'm going to buy the 24"by 16" poster soon. That is the plan!
Note: As always, the work I do for my journalism portfolio for my MA Magazine Journalism course at the University of Sheffield are uploaded here. This one is my 300-500 word piece for the JNL6024 module in the spring semester. It says "Cognition reports" in the sell because as part of the module, we had … Continue reading Autism – a collection of unique disorders?